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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Military sent in to aid Australia's flooding victims

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Military aid sent in as thousands flee floods Australia ramped up its military response yesterday to floods that have killed four people and displaced or isolated tens of thousands in the northeast of the country. Storms triggered by tropical cyclone Oswald have claimed four lives - the most recent a three-year-old boy killed by a falling tree ...

  2. Friend's tireless aid to Thais hit by floods inspires photographic fund-raiser to rebuild homes

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... P. Ramakrishnan The first exhibition of Hong Kong-based model cum photographer David Elliott, A City Under Water, at JaaBar in Central, is a fund-raiser to help victims of last year's floods in Thailand. 'Last November, I made a four-day trip to the heart of the flood zone,' Elliott said. 'A friend of mine was heavily involved in the flood aid. 'Every ...

  3. U.N. aid chief looks to HK for donations

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the global structure of humanitarian aid with suspicion. With traditional Western donors to global disasters in the throes of economic turmoil, it is an opportune time for the UN to expand its reach. ... of humanitarian aid. The fund gave a record HK$354.26 million in the last financial year to 37 aid programmes, including for earthquake relief in Japan, drought relief in Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan; ...

  4. Emily Chan- Pioneer in medical humanitarian aid in Asia

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Whatever drew Emily Chan Ying-yang to spend a long night in a small hut in rural Zimbabwe gave her a new direction in life, and would shape her career as an influential voice in public health. She was in southern Africa on a programme to give ...

  5. Plea for donations to aid Somali famine victims

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... itself. The issues then are the same issues now, and that's that the victims of conflict and famine deserve aid. 'My appeal is just for people to do something. I'm not advocating ...

  6. Hong Kong expertise can aid rail crash investigation

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Tien The Wenzhou rail disaster is a double tragedy, with the loss of at least 40 lives and China's credibility as a nation of speed and rail reliability. To get to the bottom of this catastrophe, the State Council has set up a special investi ...

  7. Beijing, Seoul end summit with aid offers for Japan

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of assistance. Premier Wen Jiabao repeated an invitation for Kan to visit China and pledged closer co-operation. To aid in Japan's recovery, Wen pledged to reduce from 12 to 10 the number ...

  8. Demand for food aid doubles

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The charity St James' Settlement said it expected the number of people in need of food aid would continue to increase, citing a doubling in the number seeking its services since the onset of the global financial crisis. The charity said more than 1,000 people sought help from its People's Food Bank last month, compared with the 526 it was feeding ...

  9. Aid offered to crash victims' families

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The families of the 18 people killed in Thursday's horrific bus crash in Sai Kung will be offered a maximum of HK$100,000 in emergency aid, a committee member of the Shinji Shumeikai spiritual group has said. The victims were all members of the group. Wu Kwok-kei said yesterday the group's insurer would pay between HK$50,000 and HK$100,000 to each family ...

  10. A foot in N Korea's door for aid groups

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years is only just becoming apparent. The next few months will be crucial if famine, widespread disease and further deaths are to be avoided, according to international aid workers returning from rare missions into the Stalinist hermit state over the last week or so. Veteran aid worker Victor Hsu described seeing not just damaged crops but washed out bridges, roads and houses as he ...




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