Press Release

World Vision Hong Kong CEO Visits Indonesia 1-Month-On Appeals to Public for Continuous Support

A month has passed since the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia was hit by a shallow earthquake of 7.5 magnitude and a tsunami on 28 September. With over 2.4 million people affected, more than 2,100 killed, over 4,600 injured and about 1,300 missing. World Vision has already dispatched emergency relief items including tarpaulins, blankets and shelter kits to around 2,000 affected households. The international humanitarian organization also provided access to clean water, benefitting over 2,400 people; distributed food supplies, benefitting about 6,500 people; and set up child friendly spaces which over 1,400 children have participated in the activities so far.

In late October, Mr. Kevin Chiu, CEO of World Vision Hong Kong, visited Palu and the regencies of Sigi and Donggala, some of the worst-hit areas, where he met with and distributed the relief items. He says, “The affected people are so worried about how they can rebuild their homes. They have to stay strong emotionally in addition to facing the difficulties in their daily lives. I wish you can join us and walk with them.”

World Vision has developed a two-year response plan for the affected which pledges to continue its relief and recovery works, especially for the most affected children and families, by giving them support in health, nutrition and child protection. The plan also aims to help the affected to restore their livelihoods and rebuild their communities that they can rebuild their homes as soon as possible. The entire program is expected to benefit 80,000 people.

Donation can be made via:

1. Online donation: www.worldvision.org.hk

2. Direct donation:

-     HSBC                         018-377077-003

-     Hang Seng Bank        286-364385-001

-     Bank of China            012-363-1-017494-9

3. Crossed cheque: Made payable to ”WORLD VISION HONG KONG”

Donors may send their cheques or bank-in slips, with personal details attached, to World Vision Hong Kong, Freepost No. 69. Please mark “Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami Relief” on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

For any enquiries, please contact our Donor Services Department on 2394 2394.

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