Since 16th July 2021, China’s Henan province has been suffered by severe flooding, caused by a period of prolonged heavy rainfall. Widespread damaged to the region and millions of people were affected by the heavy flood.
Disasters have no mercy, but humans do. Various sectors of Hong Kong society lent a helping hand by making contributions and offering emergency aid services for disaster relief in Henan province. Three maritime unions of Hong Kong also reacted promptly.
The two founders of Hong Kong International Seafarer Services Center, Merchant Navy Officers’ Guild- Hong Kong （MNOG）and Amalgamated Union of Seafarers, Hong Kong（AUS）presented donation on 29th July. Representatives of two unions were greeted at the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, through whose special account the donation will be contributed for disaster relief.
Mr. ZHAO Yaowen, the director of Department of Social Affairs， received the donation, and expressed heartfelt gratitude on behalf of those in need. The donation of Hong Kong seafarer will be transferred to Henan Provincial Federation of Trade Unions, who are distributing support to victims and their families.
On behalf of MNOG, Capt. Tam Shing Chieh, President and Capt. Chung Tung Tong, General Secretary presented the donation of HKD250K.
On behalf of AUS, Mr. Au Yeung Kam Lung, Chairman and Mr. Lai Kwai Yau, Administrator presented the donation of HKD250K.