(November 5, A report by Hu Yao, a Xinhua News Agency reporter, Macau). On November 5, the reporter learned from the Macau Red Cross (MRC), that their '4.20' post-disaster reconstruction project in Lushan County of Ya'an City of Sichuan Province has been completed and all put in full operation. The enormous project covered education, health care, transportation, etc., and benefited over 200,000 local residents.
(Macau Daily) Last Sunday, after monster typhoon Hato disastrously struck Macau, typhoon Pakhar followed its steps, and dumped terrible torrential rain in the region. Macau Red Cross (MRC) stays focus to the community’s needs, and continues on relief efforts, donating ‘domestic cleaning kits’ to residents in the seriously affected Rua da Praia do Manduco and Rua de Cinco de Outubro. Also, MRC collaborates with Hong Kong Red Cross to provide post-disaster counselling service to the needy residents, and conducts an assessment on post-disaster needs.
(Macau Daily) After the departure of the catastrophic typhoon Hato, Macau Red Cross (MRC) persists in caring of local residents, and to provide much needed supplies to the deprived group. MRC collaborates with several construction and engineering associations, to assess the damage condition of some residence; set up temporary first aid stations, and work closely with Hong Kong Red Cross for providing post-disaster counseling.
Assessing potential hazards in buildings
(Intercepted from Macau Daily) Vice President of the Macau Red Cross Central Council Chou Kuok Hei and Eliza Y L Cheung, representative of Hong Kong Red Cross, denoted that both regional Red Cross Societies have started their post-disaster psychological support, which includes hotline inquiries, home visits, and psychological counseling talks. When a psychological counseling is in session, volunteers from both places will be in attendance. The aim is to take good advantage of the Hong Kong professionals’ expertise, while pairing with Macau volunteers’ familiarity of local culture.
Macau ICBC donates MOP500,000 to support post-disaster relief
Macau Red Cross (MRC) launched various services to the local residents after the destructive monstrous typhoon Hato, and hoped to help the community returning to normal livelihood.
Landslides and flooding caused by persistent and torrential rain have hit many parts of Sri Lanka. This is the country’s worst natural disaster ever since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Hundreds of people are reported missing, dead, and over 650,000 people have been displaced after unusually heavy rain and storm which triggered widespread landslides, and caused rivers overflow in 15 districts of the western and southern region.
Macau Red Cross (MRC) is highly concerned on the seriousness of the disaster caused by the recent earthquake in Nepal, and have immediately remitted MOP300,000 from its Disaster Relief Fund to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Such fund will be used for emergency relief purposes. Macau Red Cross has just launched the Emergency Tracing Hotline Service. Anybody who needs to look for their missing family members in Nepal, due to this disaster, can contact Macau Red Cross.