On September 2, 2021, at 7 a.m., the first batch of 932,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine touched down at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan. They are the first of 15 million doses purchased through the joint efforts of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Charity Foundation . . .
Charity, Medicine | Taiwan
With two natural disasters hitting Haiti in quick succession in the month of August, the country was left in limbo. Tzu Chi volunteers decided to step up to provide aid, in hope of speeding up the recovery process of the affected Haiti people.
Charity | Haiti
Tzu Chi Vietnam distributed aid to more than 6,900 needy families in the first half of 2021 to help them overcome the financial challenges of COVID-19. A relief operation like this may not have been difficult to carry out in normal times, but these aren’t normal times. Nothing is easy or straightforward in a pandemic.
Charity | Vietnam
On seeing a family affected by a dilapidated house and poor living conditions, Tzu Chi volunteers stepped in to initiate and provide support in the rebuilding process.
Charity, People | Malaysia
Despite suffering from two strokes, Ms Zheng Hua-qi eventually managed to turn her life around and is today an ardent Tzu Chi recycling volunteer.
Env. Protection | Taiwan
Staff and volunteers of Tzu Chi Indonesia came together to welcome and pray for the smooth running of the newly opened Tzu Chi General Hospital in Indonesia.
Medicine | Indonesia
A massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan ten years ago, in 2011. In its aftermath, Tzu Chi volunteers across 39 nations and regions raised donations to help the survivors rebuild their lives. Some of those who received aid later…
Charity | Japan
Initially infected with COVID-19, this old Taiwanese couple fought back to recover and were treated to a surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration thoughtfully prepared by the medical staff of Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital.
Medicine, People | Taiwan
Tzu Chi volunteers in South Africa delivered care packages and conveyed Master Cheng Yen's message to Chinese business owners affected by the riot in South Africa.
Charity | South Africa
Since June this year, Indonesia has been overwhelmed by a rapid spike in coronavirus cases, with tens of thousands of new confirmed cases being reported every day. In order to make the most out of the relief effort, Tzu Chi cooperated with the military to distribute rice through timely assistance to alleviate people’s daily life burden.
Charity | Indonesia
Under the newly launched Tailoring Vocational Training Program, impoverished Haiti women will now have a chance to make a living for themselves with the acquiring of the tailoring skill.
Education | Haiti
In light of the high number of COVID-19 cases, the Government imposed stricter lockdown in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, in an effort to break the transmission chains. As a result of the movement restrictions, 2,450 low-income households in eight localities were at risk of having no food. Learning of their plight, Tzu Chi reached out to them with a week’s food supplies.
Charity | Malaysia
Tzu Chi provides recycled assistive equipment in Taiwan for people with physical limitations. The recycled devices receive a new lease on life and improve the lives of people struggling with everyday activities.
Charity, Env. Protection | Taiwan
In January of 2021, the Tzu Chi Collegiate Youth Association proposed the idea of tutoring students in Atlanta through a free weekly online program during their monthly meeting. The one-on-one math, English, natural science, and Chinese…
Charity, Education | United States
The sum benefit is greater than the parts when organisations of different religions work together to bring relief to the underserved. More people benefit from joint efforts than can be served by the organisations working independently.
Charity, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Spiritual | Taiwan
As Covid-19 cases remain high, the Malaysian Government has planned to collaborate with private hospitals and clinics to set up another five large-scale vaccination centres in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Prior to this, Tzu Chi has offered its premises, the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall...
Charity | Malaysia
President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique urged the public through the media to be on high alert for a tropical cyclone that would soon make landfall. Knowing that impoverished people did not have the radios, mobile phones, or televisions that would allow them to receive...
Charity | Mozambique
The curve of COVID-19 cases in South Asia and Southeast Asia did not flatten in the past weeks. Therefore, as an international NGO, Tzu Chi Foundation continued working with several local NGOs in those countries to deliver daily essentials.
Charity, Medicine | Bangladesh