Fundraising Talk for Syrian Refugees - War & Peace
War & Peace - A Humanitarian Evening
Do you realize that the world now has the most armed conflicts since the end of the Cold War? In a prosperous city like Hong Kong, armed conflicts seem like nothing more than third world news to us. In effect, everything is so connected globally nowadays. In less than 2,000km away from our hometown, there is Rohingya crisis. Even closer to home, there are ongoing armed conflicts in the Philippines.
Hong Kongers are very well travelled. However, do you realize that Syria is now the only country that the HK government has given a black travel alert? The Syrian war has been dragging on since 2012 and there are 5.7 million Syrian refugees plus 6.2 million Syrians got internally displaced. They are in desperate need for humanitarian aid. ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross, is among the few international organizations with access to Syria to support Syrians in need.
Renowned war journalist Ms Susanna Cheung and former International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegate Mr Jason Yip, will share their war and humanitarian journey with you on August 15 (Thursday), the event will be moderated by former Executive Chief Editor of Hong Kong Economic Times Mr Yau Shing Mu.
About the Speakers
Ms Susanna Chui Yung Cheung
Mr Jason Wai Cheong Yip
Jason earned his master’s degree in International Relations from Waseda University in Japan and a BBA degree from the University of Hong Kong. He started his career as an analyst in Goldman Sachs. Jason is a sport lover with a strong passion for trekking and playing volleyball. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he speaks fluent French, Japanese, English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
In 2018, Jason was awarded a Medal of Honour by the HKSAR Government and was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons by JCI HK. He was also a speaker at the TEDxPetalingStreet in Kuala Lumpur.
About the Moderator
Mr Yau Shing Mu
Donation (Tax deductible receipts will be provided)
HKD500 per ticket (you are welcome to donate more to ICRC)
Cantonese supplemented in English
Funds raised in this event, after deducting necessary costs, will be donated to the Health Department of ICRC in Lebanon to support Syrian refugees, while a small amount of it will be donated to Hong Kong Red Cross to support its Health and Resilience work in Hong Kong.
The net fund raised will be matched by some generous individual donors.
(This event has been postponed to August 15 due to typhoon on the original event date.)
19:30 - 21:00 (registration starts at 19:00)
HKUST Business School Central - Rm 1501-02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong (MTR J3 Exit)