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Foundation Starts Fourth Village for Typhoon Morakot Survivors

Foundation Starts Fourth Village for Typhoon Morakot SurvivorsOn April 26, the foundation broke ground on a fourth village in southern Taiwan for the survivors of Typhoon Morakot, which struck the island last August. The new village will provide homes for 167 families belonging to the Rukai, one of the aboriginal peoples of the island, who lost their mountain homes to the typhoon.

More than 1,500 people, including Taiwan Prime Minister Wu Dunyi, took part in the ground-breaking ceremony, in Changzhi township, Pingtung county on the southern tip of Taiwan. The village will be built on a site of 30 hectares.Full story

Opens Second Village for Typhoon Morakot Survivors

The foundation opened its second village for the survivors of Typhoon Morakot , which devastated south Taiwan in August last year. It completed the eight homes in the village, in Gaoshu, Pingtung county, in three months and handed the keys of five of them to the new residents. Full story

Foundation Builds Third Village for Typhoon Survivors

Tzu Chi is building a third village in southern Taiwan for the survivors of Typhoon Morakot last August. It aims to have the first 22 completed by June or July. The other two villages, with more than 760 homes completed, are in Shanlin and Gaoshu. Full story

Many Religions, Nationalities Attend Tzu Chi Prayer Service in Haiti

People from different religions and nations attended a large service organized by the foundation on Easter Saturday in Haiti’s national soccer stadium to pray for the souls of the dead and a better future for its people. The meeting, attended by 1,700 people, was the largest religious event in the country since the devastating earthquake in January and marked the end of the first phase of Tzu Chi’... Full story

Tzu Chi's Haiti Relief Operation (as of 4/3)

Long-Term Relief
Tzu Chi continues to recruit more Haitian volunteers and doctors to join Tzu Chi’s long-term relief operations. Local volunteer trainings were held between March 26-April 2. Approximately 740 Haitian volunteers attending the trainings. Tzu Chi attended UN and InterAction Haiti reconstruction meeting in the US this past week. Tzu Chi will focus its long-term reconstruction of hospitals and ... Full story
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