Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief Services

ER Services help victims of natural or other disasters and also for evacuees of buildings and premises considered to be dangerous under Closure Orders by means of providing cooked meals (or cash-in-lieu of meals) and relief articles. Find out more details here.

Charitable / Trust Funds

Check out the major charitable / trust funds administered by the Social Welfare Department for people to tide over financial hardship under special and emergency situations.

Short-term Food Assistance Service Projects

SWD has commissioned seven non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to operate seven Short-term Food Assistance Service Projects covering the whole territory to help individuals and families who have difficulties in coping with their daily food expenditure.  Find out more details here.

Temporary Shelters, Temporary Cold Shelters & Temporary Night Heat Shelters

HAD provides emergency relief services to people affected by inclement weather, natural disasters and major emergency incidents in Hong Kong. Shelters will also be open for people taking refuge during cold spells or oppressively hot nights. Find out more details here.