On 25 April 2015, a
7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and caused extensive
damage. Over 100 aftershocks of different magnitudes
have been recorded. More than 8,400 deaths and 18,000
injuries found. It was estimated that 8.1 million people
were affected and made homeless. They are in desperate
needs for safe drinking water, food, medical service,
sanitation facilities, temporary shelters and fuels,
etc. The approaching rainy season in Nepal is expected
to cause more problems in the affected regions.
It was resolved to
donate HK$100,000 via the HKMA Charitable Foundation
(Foundation) to Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) to support
their relief efforts in Nepal, which include deployment
of Disaster Response Team, medical volunteers and procurement
of relief materials, providing aids for over 22,000
On 20 May 2015, Dr.
SHIH Tai Cho, President of the HKMA, Dr. CHOW Pak Chin,
Chairman of the Foundation and Dr. Alvin Y.S. CHAN,
Vice-President of the HKMA presented the big cheque
to Ms. Bonnie SO, Secretary General of HKRC.