Hong Kong government approves grants for flood victims


Starting in May, torrential down pour of rain has been devastating many areas in the six provinces Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan and Guangxi. More than 5.5 million people have been affected to varying degrees. Many have lost all their possessions when their homes were destroyed and crops totally wiped out.

The Hong Kong government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved a grant of HKD 5.144 million to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong. The emergency aid will provide relief to flood victims in five counties of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and one in Hunan Province in the Mainland. Amity will distribute 408 tons of rice and 6,800 buckets of cooking oil to a total of 6,800 families. This number is equivalent to around 27,200 beneficiaries. Additionally, 5,600 quilts and 3,800 mosquito nets will be provided for affected families in Guangxi. Floods during June and July are worsening the situation in the affected areas and people are in the need of your continued support.