Press Release

Southern China Floods: World Vision Begins Relief Efforts

Since May 2016, prolonged rainstorms and severe floods have affected China due to El Nino phenomenon. Over the past few days, torrential rain across many areas has further escalated the situation. As of 3 July, over 1,190 counties from 26 provinces have been affected, including Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan. More than 32.82 million people are affected with 1.48 million people relocated and 186 people killed.

World Vision has sent an assessment team to Hunan to work with local counterparts in assessing the relief needs while distributing 100 hygiene kits, 100 child-friendly kits, 300 family kits and 477 quilts to flood-stricken people. They are in urgent need of food supplies, non-food items, shelter and protection. In response to the emergency, World Vision Hong Kong has initially committed HK$780,000 to the relief efforts, and is closely monitoring the situation in order to offer appropriate help.

Mr. Kevin Chiu, CEO of World Vision Hong Kong, said, “With the rains expected to continue, the disaster situation is getting worse. Villagers could not live in their house. They are in urgent need of clothes, food, quilt, tent and basic necessities of life. We are now starting an appeal to raise donations for the flood-stricken people.”

Donations can be made through:

1. Direct Bank-in
HSBC 018-377077-002
Hang Seng Bank 286-364385-001
Bank of China 012-883-0-002502-5

2. Crossed cheque can be made payable to “WORLD VISION HONG KONG”. Please send bank-in slip or crossed cheque together with your personal particulars to Freepost No. 69, World Vision Hong Kong (free postage) and write “Southern China Floods Relief” on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

3. Online donation

4. Cash donations can also be made at any 7-Eleven store in Hong Kong with the relevant barcode printout.

For enquiries on the relief work of “Southern China Floods Relief”, please call the World Vision Hotline 2394 2394.

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