Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation

Sep 24th
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Tzu Chi Sets Up Earthquake Command Center

Tzu Chi Sets Up Earthquake Command CenterA major earthquake hit Japan on March 11 at 2:46 pm local time, and a tsunami struck hours later. The temblor, which registered 8.9 on the Richter scale, was the largest recorded quake in the country's history. The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has set up an emergency command center in Hualien, Taiwan to monitor the disaster zone and coordinate relief efforts.Full story

Plight of Pakistani Baby Girl Inspires Tzu Chi to Invent Portable Bed

Moved by the plight of a 15-day-old girl sleeping in a Pakistani village on ground flooded by water, the foundation invented a portable bed. Over four days this month, volunteers from Taiwan handed out the new beds and tarpaulins to 9,358 families in the Thatta district of Sindh province, including the family of Shana, the baby girl.Full story

Tzu Chi Sends Relief Team to Help Flood Survivors in Pakistan

A 10-member relief team organized by the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation arrived in Karachi of Pakistan late at night on Oct.24 2010, and will soon begin distributing 10 cargo containers of relief supplies, which were shipped earlier from Taiwan. The aid distribution will be taken place at most flood devastated area at Tatta of Sindh Province.Full story

Tzu Chi Distributes to 50,000 Pakistanis

On November 2 and 3, Tzu Chi volunteers distributed instant rice and blankets to 50,000 people displaced by floods and living in camps in the south Pakistan province of Sindh. They also gave out a letter of support from Dharma Master Cheng Yen.Full story

2005 Pakistan Earthquake

A major earthquake shook Pakistan on Saturday, October 8, 2005, at 8:50 a.m. The epicenter of this magnitude 7.6 quake was about 65 miles north-northeast of Islamabad, the country’s capital. At least 86,000 people were killed, more than 69,000 were injured, and extensive damage resulted in northern Pakistan. The heaviest damage occurred in the Muzaffarabad area of Kashmir.Full story
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