Hong Kong is currently facing the fifth wave of the epidemic. Since Omicron is more contagious than other virus strains, the number of infected people has climbed to over 1,000 per day in a short period of time, and the pandemic has spread rapidly. It continues to spread globally, children – especially the most deprived and marginalized – are facing increasing health, education and safety risks. Thank you for your support, to give parents guidance and tools to reassure and support their children during this difficult time.
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In Hong Kong and around the world, the most deprived and marginalised children bear the brunt of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. Listening to the needs of children in Hong Kong, Save the Children CEO calls on governments, health care providers, educators, charity and community organisations to protect every child.
OUR RESPONSES IN HONG KONG AND AROUND THE WORLD
Hong Kong COVID-19 Wave 5 Response
The outbreak of the 5th wave of COVID at the beginning of 2022 changed the lives of children in Hong Kong forever. In consultation with affected families and grassroots organisations, Save the Children’s ‘You Are Not Alone’ COVID-19 project responded to the needs of some of Hong Kong’s most families most in-need.
Michael Lau donates painting to raise funds for Save the Children
Acclaimed artist, Michael Lau, will generously donate the proceeds raised for his painting, Gathered Thoughts (Flower Series, 2022), to Save the Children Hong Kong in support of their mission to provide help and comfort to vulnerable children impacted by the pandemic.
Addressing the immediate needs of low-income families and children, Save the Children Hong Kong distributed the rapid test kits, hygiene family packs, sanitizers, disinfectants sprays, masks and food vouchers to meet their urgent needs.
Save the Children’s global COVID-19 response and Impact in 2020
We have been among the first to respond to the humanitarian crisis around the world, and supported 87 countries with over 29.5 million people including 11.8 million children in 2020.
Save the Children Hong Kong continued to distribute much-needed items to protect and support vulnerable children and their families.
LISTENING TO THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN
SPECIAL THANKS TO CORPORATE PARTNERS
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