2017年06月26日, 週一

Love In Action Reports

Master is always deeply concerned when disasters occur in any part of the world. Upon hearing news of such events, She immediately provides financial assistance and sends relief teams. Through such efforts, Her unconditional love and support are conveyed to those affected, thus reducing their suffering while helping them to rebuild their lives.

In recognition of the selfless actions of governments, organizations and relief workers around the globe, Master expresses Her gratitude as follows: “Thank you, all the international help that brings care and necessities to afflicted victims. Thank you all the relief workers for taking time and forsaking your own comfort, even travelling great distance on unfavourable roads and conditions to bring love and assistance to people in a time of need. May Heaven bless you abundantly for your generosity and noble sacrifice.”

Bringing Care and Assistance to Victims of Typhoon Nock-ten in the Philippines - Powerful Typhoon Nock-ten, locally known as Typhoon Nina, swept across the Philippines with winds of up to 235 kilometers per hour on December 25 and 26, 2016. ...
Providing School Uniforms and a Water Tank for Those in Need in Singola Village in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan - Singola is a village located in the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The rising cost of living has been making it more challenging for the people to afford education, medical treatment and other services. What is more, this village was affe ...
Sharing Master’s Supreme Love with Our Homeless Friends in Gunma, Japan - On December 19, 2016, in response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s instruction to help those in need, our Gunma Association members in Japan distributed vegan snacks, fruit, underwear, cold-proof hats, thermal socks, gloves, hand warmers, masks, therm ...
Conveying Master’s Love and Comfort to Flood Victims in Colombia - Torrential rains that started on March 31, 2017, caused devastating flooding in southwest Colombia where the town of Mocoa in Putumayo Province was seriously damaged by the resulting landslides on early April 1. At least 316 people lost their lives, ...
Providing Assistance to Families Affected by the Worst Wildfires in Chile’s History - During the month of January 2017, Chile battled the worst wildfires in its history. More than 100 fires had burned down over 900,000 acres of land in central and southern areas, wiping out forests, plantations and populated towns. Eleven people lost ...

Helping South Sudanese Refugees Through the Sudan Red Crescent Society - Years of unrest, food shortages and conflicts in 2016 in South Sudan have forced at least 100,000 people to flee the new country, with the number of refugees now totaling over one million and the number of internally displaced people at more than 1.6 ...
Assisting the Red Cross to Alleviate Hunger and Famine - Years of political instability and internal conflicts compounded by severe drought has caused more than 20 million people across Africa and nearby Yemen to face famine and starvation in 2017. ...
Providing Drought Relief Aid in Ethiopia - Due to the El Niño phenomenon, the lack of rain has affected much of the eastern and southern parts of Ethiopia since 2015, significantly reducing two consecutive harvests. The rainfall shortage has led to a prolonged drought, and the loss of a sign ...
Providing Aid to Syrian Refugee Children and Tunisian Orphans in Tunisia - In response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s compassionate instruction to help the refugees, our Association members from San Jose Center in California, United States provided US$6,000 in October 2015 to buy desperately needed food for Syrian refugee ...
Helping Our Animal Friends in Morocco - In December 2015, our Tunisian Association members sent TND 500 (US$245) to help purchase food for our animals friends at the Hanane Association for the Protection of Animals and the Environment (AHPAE) in Morocco, based upon the request from the dir ...
Lisanga ya Klisto Sharing God’s Love with Orphans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - During the January 2015 New Year’s holiday, a group of our Association members visited Lisanga ya Klisto Orphanage in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought two boxes of toys for the children. ...
Sharing Christmas Joy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Sharing Supreme Master Ching Hai’s love during the 2013 Christmas season, our Association members from Congo purchased and delivered 100 bags of rice and 250 liters of cooking oil to an orphanage much in need. Also using the US$7,342 in contributio ...
Sharing Divine Love in Togo to Herald the New Year - Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving example of helping those in need and to share good wishes for the coming year, our Association members from the Kpalimé and Lomé Center in Togo, West Africa organized gift giving events at the end of De ...
Bringing Comfort in Niamey, Niger - Heavy rains in August 2013 caused widespread damage in the Nigerien city of Niamey, affecting over 24,000 people. Deeply concerned, Supreme Master Ching Hai offered US$10,000 and asked neighboring centers to help. Our Association members from Benin t ...
Shining Love on Mali - Flash flooding of the Niger River that followed torrential rains in August 2013 washed away approximately 100 homes in Mali’s capital city Bamako, and additional extensive damage left thousands homeless. With US$10,000 caringly provided by Supreme ...
Food, Medicine and Love Shared with Syrian Refugees in Egypt - In late December 2012 a group of our Association members from around the world helped provide desperately needed food and medicine to 150 Syrian refugee families living in Egypt. ...

Conveying Master’s Love and Comfort to Flood Victims in Colombia - Torrential rains that started on March 31, 2017, caused devastating flooding in southwest Colombia where the town of Mocoa in Putumayo Province was seriously damaged by the resulting landslides on early April 1. At least 316 people lost their lives, ...
Providing Assistance to Families Affected by the Worst Wildfires in Chile’s History - During the month of January 2017, Chile battled the worst wildfires in its history. More than 100 fires had burned down over 900,000 acres of land in central and southern areas, wiping out forests, plantations and populated towns. Eleven people lost ...
Helping with Relief Following Peruvian Floods - The El Niño phenomenon brought unusually heavy rainfall to Peru from January through March 2017, triggering the worst flooding in decades in the country. According to the Peruvian government, about 700,000 people were displaced, 94 individuals lost ...
Offering Winter Supplies and a Warm Vegan Meal with Love in San Francisco, California, USA - As the weather was getting cold and the temperature dropped to the low 40s Fahrenheit, our San Francisco Association members thought of Supreme Master Ching Hai's instruction to share our love and care with those less fortunate. Therefore, on Decembe ...
Hurricane Otto Relief Work Near Costa Rica-Nicaragua Border - In late November 2016, Hurricane Storm Otto traveled through Central America causing severe damage in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, and claiming a total of 12 lives in Costa Rica and Panama. ...
Supporting the Red Cross for Guatemalan Landslide Relief Work - Donation to Guatemalan Red Cross for Guatemala landslide, Oct 2015 ...
~Updated Dec. 15~ Sharing Master’s Love and Providing Aid in Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew - On October 5, 2016, Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade, made landfall in Haiti, bringing strong winds of up to 230 kilometers per hour, heavy rains and a dangerous category-four storm. ...
Bringing Flood Relief to the Southern United States - In the summer of 2016, the southern United States was swamped by two major floods in Texas and parts of Louisiana ...
Sharing Master’s Love with Those Affected by West Virginia, USA Flood - On June 23, 2016, torrential rain in West Virginia, USA brought one of the state’s deadliest flash floods in history. Twenty-three people lost their lives, hundreds were displaced, and over 1,200 homes were severely damaged or destroyed. On July 6, ...
Sending Wildfire Relief Help for Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada - The wildfire broke out on May 1, 2016, in Fort McMurray and ravaged almost 590,000 hectares across northern Alberta, Canada, resulting in the evacuation of approximately 94,000 citizens and destroying or damaging over 2,400 homes and buildings. It is ...
Loving Gifts To Mothers And Babies In Panama - In commemoration of Supreme Master Ching Hai’s birthday, on May 12, 2016, our Association members from the Panama Center delivered gift bags for newborn babies at Hospital Santo Tomás (Saint Thomas Hospital) in Panama City, one of the nation’s b ...
Offering Relief and Comfort to Victims of Ecuador Earthquake - During the evening of April 16, 2016, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in the coastal provinces of Ecuador, taking the lives of 661 individuals. More than 28,000 citizens were left without homes, over 240,704 people were affected, and ...
Bringing Master’s Love and Support to Flood Victims in Missouri and Illinois, USA - In the last week of 2015, rare winter storms and torrential rain caused severe flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, in the Midwest region of the United States. Missouri state was the most affected, where the floods displaced thousan ...
Providing Assistance to Displaced Citizens in Asunción, Paraguay After December Floods - By the end of December 2015, floods in Paraguay, considered the worst flooding in 50 years, displaced 130,000 people. Water levels reached as high as 7.2 meters in the nation’s capital, Asunción, where approximately 90,000 have evacuated their hom ...
Providing Aid to Refugees on the Costa Rican Borders - On December 17, with Master’s relief fund of US$7,967, our Costa Rican Association members distributed a total of 1,750 kits containing personal care items to Cubans who are stranded at the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The recipients were ex ...
Reaching Out to Homeless Individuals in Oregon, USA During the Holiday Season - Following Master’s loving instruction to help people in their time of need, once per month, our Association members in Oregon serve hot vegan meals to 200 to 300 homeless people in the city of Portland, and provide them with clothes, dental care ki ...
Sharing Master’s Book and Winter Supplies with Our Homeless Friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - Responding to Master’s loving instruction to assist those who are homeless during the cold season, our Association members in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA contributed US$1,356.36, and prepared 30 sleeping bags, socks, vegan snacks and copies of ...
Sharing Warmth and Love With Our Homeless Friends in San Francisco, California, United States - Remembering Master's loving reminder to assist those less fortunate during the winter season, our San Francisco Center prepared 100 sleeping bags and care packages to give out to our homeless friends on the streets of San Francisco. All relief items ...
Master’s Blessings Reach Flood-Affected Residents in Argentina - In early August 2015, heavy rainfall lashed at parts of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina. Within only five days, almost six times the average rainfall for the entire month of August had fallen. More than 11,000 people were evacuated, and at least t ...
Sending Love to Flood-Affected Residents of Southern Brazil - In July 2015, torrential rainfall in Southern Brazil resulted in the severe flooding of 184 cities in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, affecting more than 109,740 people. ...
Helping Brothers and Sisters in Need After Costa Rican Flood - Continuous heavy rainfall from June to July 2015 caused widespread flooding in Costa Rica. ...
Help for the Atacama Region in Chile Following Mudslides - In March and April 2015, one of Earth’s driest regions, the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile, was inundated by unusually heavy rainfall that caused massive flooding and mudslides in the area as well as in nearby regions such as Tarapacá, Antofagas ...
Extending Care to Our Injured Animal Friends After Fire in Valparaíso, Chile - On March 13, 2015, a forest fire broke out in the beautiful seaport city of Valparaíso, Chile, destroying more than 500 hectares. Approximately 4,500 people were evacuated from the area, 32 were injured, including 19 firefighters, and one woman lost ...
Bringing Tornado Relief Aid to Illinois, USA - On April 9, 2015, a large tornado struck northern Illinois, USA with the towns of Fairdale and Rochelle being most severely affected. Two people lost their lives in Fairdale, where the damage was devastating. Remembering Master’s loving instruction ...
Helping Our Neighbors in Need in Los Angeles, California, USA - On December 22 and 29, 2014, our Los Angeles Center Association members provided nutritious homemade vegan food and drinks and much-needed winter supplies to our homeless friends in the impoverished area of Skid Row in Los Angeles, California, USA. O ...
Sharing Warmth in Oregon, USA For Those in Need and Those Affected by Winter Storm - Upon learning that a severe storm had swept through Washington, Oregon and Northern California, USA on December 11, 2014, Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately contributed US$15,000 for the relief effort, asking our local Association members to examin ...
Winter Relief for Our Homeless Friends in San Jose, California, USA - Concerned that the damp, cold weather of winter 2014 would bring hardship to residents of a large camp for homeless individuals in San Jose, California, USA, a team of our local Association members began planning a relief effort. Hoping to comfort th ...
Sharing Vegan Food with Our Kind Homeless Friends in Los Angeles, California, USA - By Los Angeles, California, USA News Group (Originally in English) Twice a month since May 2014, our Association members from the Los Angeles Center drive about 1.5 hours to provide nutritious, vegan homemade food and drinks to those most in need. In ...
Comforting the Hearts of Those Distressed in Napa, California, USA - By San Francisco, California, USA Relief Team (Originally in English) On August 24, 2014, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, the strongest in 25 years, rocked the city of Napa, California, USA, resulting in about 200 injuries, the destruction of at least si ...
Sending Love to Brazil Following Rio Grande Do Sul Flood - By Brazil Relief Team (Originally in Portuguese) Torrential rainfall during the last week of June 2014, led to rising water levels in the Uruguay River, causing severe flooding in southern Brazil, including the state of Rio Grande Do Sul. According t ...
Providing Love and Assistance During Flooding in Paraguay - Heavy Rains from late April to mid-May in 2014 caused floods that damaged homes and crops in Paraguay. Worried about victims of the flooding, Supreme Master Ching Hai requested local Association members to help those affected. Local members were able ...
Saving Animal Companions After Catastrophic Fire in Chile - By Chile Relief Team (Originally in Spanish)   On April 12, 2014, a devastating fire broke out in the beautiful hilly city of Valparaíso in Chile. The fire, which lasted for two days, is considered the most catastrophic in the city’s history ...
Giving Comfort and Hope Following Tornado in Arkansas, USA - By Arkansas, USA Relief Team (Originally in English) On the evening of April 27, 2014, a devastating tornado hit Arkansas, USA. Several cities near Little Rock, including Mayflower, Vilonia and Conway suffered great damage, with 16 people losing thei ...
Sharing Master’s Love with Quake-Affected Individuals in Chile - On April 1, 2014, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit Chile’s port city of Iquique, causing damages to the basic infrastructure, with six lives reported lost and approximately 900,000 people evacuated. Deeply concerned for all those affected, Supreme M ...
United States Cold Weather Relief for Those in Need - The winter of 2013-2014 in the United States was extremely long and cold, with temperatures dipping to 10 degrees below zero Celsius in many states. Deeply concerned about the well-being of the homeless, Supreme Master Ching Hai instructed Centers to ...
Sharing Relief Supplies and Love Following Earthquakes in Northern Peru - By Trujillo, Peru Relief Team (Originally in Spanish) On March 15, 2014, just three hours after being struck by a 6.1 magnitude temblor, northern Peru was again rattled by an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude. The coastal city of Sechura was the most affec ...
Conveying God’s Love to Orphaned Children in Haiti - On January 12, 2010, a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the lovely island of Haiti, claiming countless lives and leaving many children without families. A number of these youngsters are now living in orphanages; however, basic provisions s ...
Comforting Families After Flooding in Brazil - In December 2013, floods and mudslides caused by torrential rains in southeastern Brazil took the lives of at least 44 people and left more than 60,000 homeless. Acting on Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving request to assist the victims, and with ...
Keeping the Christmas Spirit in Arizona, USA - Following Master’s loving reminder to help those in need, and keeping the Christmas spirit, our Association members from Arizona Center contributed approximately US$2,883 and purchased warm clothes, socks, blankets, in addition to fruits and vegan ...
Loving Gifts for Our Homeless Friends in Oregon, USA - In early December 2013 the weather became cold and the rain began falling in western Oregon, signaling the hardest time of year for homeless people in the area. Our Association members from the Oregon Center thus responded to Supreme Master Ching Hai ...
Sharing Warmth and Holiday Cheer for Those Less Fortunate in San Jose, California, USA - Participating in helping the less fortunate during the cold season as requested by Master, on December 14, 2013, the San Jose Center from California, USA, organized a winter relief event. Our Association members contributed US$11,569 and purchased te ...
Swift Relief to Those Affected by Tornado in Illinois, USA - Responding to Master’s caring request to help residents affected by a tornado that hit on November 17, 2013, our Illinois Association members worked quickly to come to their aid. With relief funds of over US$1,300 contributed by our Association mem ...
Rendering Relief Aid During Flooding in Colorado, USA - In mid-September 2013, one of the worst floods in Colorado, USA’s history occurred, covering a range of 200 miles from north to south across 17 counties and affecting 2,380 square miles . The flooding took eight lives, over 11,000 people were evacu ...
Loving Aid for Those Less Fortunate in Haiti - In mid-July of 2013, heavy rains remaining from the Tropical Storm Chantal caused more damage to Haiti, a country still trying to recover from the disastrous earthquake in 2010. Thousands of families still living in tents were affected as well as a n ...
Wildfire Relief in Colorado, USA - In June 2013, a series of major wildfires ravaged through thousands of acres of Colorado land. With heartfelt concern for victims of the fire, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed $20,000 and asked our local Association members to help those in need. ...
Relief for Storm-Affected Families in Cuba - In July 2013, after Supreme Master Ching Hai sent a loving contribution of US$15,000 to help Cuban families affected by Tropical Storm Andrea, a team of our Association members traveled to Cuba’s capital, Havana. ...
Mr. Craig Schmitt Loving Aid to Firefighters’ Families and Fire-Affected Individuals in Arizona, USA - Upon hearing of the disaster, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed US$19,000 to the fallen firefighters’ families. Then on July 5, a team of our local Association members presented the City of Prescott Fire Department with 19 money orders in the am ...
Extending Helping Hands for Flood Relief in Alberta, Canada - By Canadian Relief Team (Originally in English) Due to heavy rainfall during June 2013, the Canadian province of Alberta experienced the worst flooding in its history. More than 100,000 people were displaced and four lost their lives. Upon receiving ...
Comforting the Hearts of Flood-Affected People in Argentina - By Buenos Aires Relief Team (Originally in Spanish) Following days of torrential rain beginning the evening of April 3, 2013, northeastern regions of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, experienced record flash flooding, with the provincial capital, La ...
“Gifts of God” Help Cuban Hurricane Victims - With great concern for the Cuban families in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Supreme Master Ching Hai sent a generous gift of US$10,000 and loving instructions to our Association members nearby to do what we can to help. In December 2012, a joint r ...
Warm Gifts for Less Fortunate Brethren in Vancouver, Canada - By Vancouver Relief Team (Originally in English) With deep concern for vulnerable individuals during the cold winter months, Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly asked our Association members to help ensure that those in need stay warm, with funds avai ...
Sharing God’s Love in Montreal - The city of Montreal, Canada, with an estimated homeless population of 20,000-30,000, has recently experienced a worrisome rise in the number of homeless residents. Fortunately, however, organizations exist to help these vulnerable people by offering ...
Taking Love to the Streets in Indiana, USA - From December 2012 to January 2013 a team of our Indiana Center association members conveyed Supreme Master Ching Hai’s love to the less fortunate in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis ...
Master’s Loving Contributions Help Many in Denver - On January 4, 2013, with Supreme Master Ching Hai’s caring contribution of US$5,000, our Colorado Association members purchased warm winter goods for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver, Colorado, USA. The Coalition has been helping h ...
Winter Reprieve for Boston’s Homeless - In December 2012, the Boston Center conducted a major blanket distribution project for the homeless in their city and surrounding areas with the help of a caring contribution of over US$9,190 from Supreme Master Ching Hai. ...
Christmas Gifts for Our Homeless Chicago Friends - On Sunday, December 23, 2012 a team of our Association members from the Illinois Center, USA set out to help the homeless during a cold winter Christmas. ...
Hopeful Tent City in New Jersey, USA - In 2007, the Superior Court of New Jersey endorsed the use of a four-acre parcel of public land in Lakewood, New Jersey for the construction of Tent City. Initiated by Pastor Steve Brigham, who is also in charge of day-to-day operations, Tent City wa ...
Warm Hats and Hearts in Canada - Winter is a difficult time for the homeless, especially in Canada where temperatures can reach minus 18 degrees to minus 20 degreesCelsius. On December 22 and 23, 2012, a group of our Association members from the Calgary Center prepared Christmas gif ...
God’s Grace Warms Those Who are Homeless in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, USA - In December 2012, in response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s caring instructions, the Maryland Center provided warm winter clothing to homeless shelters in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas. Master generously contributed US$10,000 for this relie ...
Extending Master’s Love to the Homeless in Northern California - In December 2012 (Golden Year 9), San Jose Center Association members visited four homeless communities along Coyote Creek in Silicon Valley, and held a winter relief event for the less fortunate at the Salvation Army’s San Jose Temple Corps Commun ...
Winter Outreach Mission in Detroit, Michigan - As winter arrived in Detroit, to help the city’s less fortunate, The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association members from the Michigan Center joined hands with Brother Al Mascia, Order of Friars Minor (OFM), a Franciscan friar of the St. ...
Hot Meals Bring Winter Warmth to Individuals Who are Homeless in Texas, USA - On December 16, 2012 members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association from the Houston Center formed a relief team and visited the Star of Hope homeless shelter in downtown Houston, Texas, USA. ...
Bringing Christmas Cheer to Washington, D.C., USA - On December 16, 2012, following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s heartfelt request to help those in need stay warm, with funding available for reimbursement, our Association members from Virginia and Maryland distributed 100 gift bags to less fortunate i ...
Warm Relief for the Less Fortunate in Arizona - On Saturday, December 15th 2012 with the loving guidance of Supreme Master Ching Hai, a team of our Association members from Arizona, USA traveled to downtown Phoenix (the capital city) to deliver loving warmth to those without homes during the cold, ...
An Arkansas Christmas from Supreme Master Ching Hai - Due to Supreme Master Ching Hai's loving and compassionate generosity, the Arkansas Center received US$10,000 to purchase needed items for the homeless. ...
Love in the Cold in New York City - In December 2012, with the memory of Superstorm Sandy still fresh in people’s minds, adverse weather conditions persisted in New York, United States. Many of those affected by Sandy were still cleaning hazardous mold, mud, and debris from their hom ...
Sharing Gifts and Boundless Love in Winter in Los Angeles, California - In December 2012, our Los Angeles Center Association members contributed US$20,720 to help the homeless during the winter season. ...
Bringing Love and Warmth to Our Homeless Friends in Oregon, USA - In December 2012 a team of our Oregon Association members contacted people living under bridges to determine what winter items they most required. ...
Sharing Warmth and Love with Our Homeless Friends in Florida, USA - As the weather turned cold in the autumn of 2012, members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association from Florida, USA received a caring contribution of US$10,000 from Supreme Master Ching Hai for winter relief work in their area. Our ...
Relief Team Finds Hearts of Gold on the Streets of Costa Rica - Mindful of Master’s loving request to help the homeless, our Association members from the Costa Rica Center sought to ease the plight of those sleeping on the streets during the cold nights. ...
Contributions Provide Second Chances for Animal Friends in the United States after Hurricane Sandy - On November 21, 2012, United States President His Excellency Barack Obama demonstrated his compassion for animals and expanded the annual, presidential turkey-pardoning tradition before the Thanksgiving Holiday by saving two turkeys instead of one, a ...
The Spirit of Humanity Shines in a Time of Need in New York and New Jersey, USA - After inflicting severe damage throughout the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast of the United States, leading to major flooding and destroying many communities in coastal New York and New Jersey. ...
Footprints of Love and Joy in Haiti in the Aftermath of a Hurricane - By Costa Rica Relief Team (Originally in Spanish) In late October 2012, Super Hurricane Sandy brought floods to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, as the island continued to be impacted by the 2010 cataclysmic earthquake. Following the devastatio ...
Hurricane Isaac Relief in Louisiana, USA - In late August 2012, the slow-moving Hurricane Isaac produced heavy rainfall that led to severe flooding and landslides in the Caribbean and the U.S. Gulf Coast region destroying tens of thousands of homes. The storm also generated an estimated 17 to ...
Bringing Emergency Aid to Flood-Affected Citizens in Peru - In February 2011, the government of Peru declared a state of emergency in the provinces of Huanta and Huamanga and in the city of Vilcashuamán in the Ayacucho Region due to flooding caused by torrential rains.Thousands of people were left homeless a ...

Bringing Care and Assistance to Victims of Typhoon Nock-ten in the Philippines - Powerful Typhoon Nock-ten, locally known as Typhoon Nina, swept across the Philippines with winds of up to 235 kilometers per hour on December 25 and 26, 2016. ...
Providing School Uniforms and a Water Tank for Those in Need in Singola Village in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan - Singola is a village located in the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The rising cost of living has been making it more challenging for the people to afford education, medical treatment and other services. What is more, this village was affe ...
Sharing Master’s Supreme Love with Our Homeless Friends in Gunma, Japan - On December 19, 2016, in response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s instruction to help those in need, our Gunma Association members in Japan distributed vegan snacks, fruit, underwear, cold-proof hats, thermal socks, gloves, hand warmers, masks, therm ...
Assisting Wandering Monks and Nuns During Wintertime in India - Supreme Master Ching Hai has high regard for the wandering monks and nuns in India who have renounced everything in the world to practice ascetically in the mountains. For many years, Master has offered monetary assistance and instructed our Associat ...
Expenditures for Charitable and Relief Activities in Formosa, April 2015 to August 2016 - Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Charitable and Relief Activities in Formosa, April to December 2015 Total Charitable and Relief Program Expenses in Tables 1 and 2: TWD 490,862 (US$15,060) Table 1: Ch ...
Love and Support for Families Affected by Avalanches in Afghanistan - Three days of extremely heavy snowfall in Afghanistan, with almost 10 feet in some areas, triggered large-scale avalanches that claimed 54 lives in the mountainous regions of the country in early February 2017. ...
Sharing Master’s Love with the Earthquake Victims in the Philippines - On April 8, 2017, three earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 5.0 to 5.9 hit Mabini, Tanauan and the coastal town of Taysan in Batangas Province on the main Philippine island of Luzon. ...
Sharing Love and Providing Assistance to Victims Following Deh Mazang Square Tragedy in Afghanistan - As a result of a tragic incident that took place on July 23, 2016 in Deh Mazang square, Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, more than 80 people lost their lives and over 230 were injured, most of whom were of Shia Hazara minority. ...
Relief for Schools at the China-Myanmar Border, Myanmar Internally Displaced People, an Orphanage and a Dog Shelter - Yunnan Province has always had a lot of rain, and since the beginning of the winter in 2016, the temperature dropped significantly in the region. This brought an unusual chill to Mengding Town of Gengma County in Lincang City, located in the alpine f ...
Sharing Comfort and Assistance with Flood-Affected People in Thailand - In the beginning of December 2016, Southern Thailand experienced severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall, which affected more than 582,000 people, claimed at least 14 lives and disrupted transportation. Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving ...
Supporting Red Cross Efforts Following a Devastating Flood in North Korea - In the months of August and September 2016, due to heavy rainfall resulting from Typhoon Lionrock, the northeast region of North Korea was devastated by the worst flood in the last 70 years. At least 138 people lost their lives, with 400 missing and ...
Delivering Briquettes to Bring Warmth to Those in Need in Korea - On January 7, 2017, our Association members from Seoul, Korea delivered 2,000 briquettes to three disadvantaged families in a village in the city of Goyang. ...
Providing Winter Items for a Korean Orphanage - On the cold Christmas Eve of December 24, 2016, following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to care for those in need, our Seoul Association members visited Gangnam Dream Vill orphanage and provided winter items to the 50 children livin ...
God’s Love Showers Aceh Land, Indonesia - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Aceh early in the morning of December 7, 2016, destroying buildings in Pidie Jaya Regency, Indonesia. The tremor took at least 100 lives including young children, seriously injured 857 and forced nearly 84,000 people to ...
Witnessing Miracles During the Relief Work for the Refugees in Bangladesh - Over a long period of time, more than 300,000 Rohingyas in Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to seek refuge. By 2015, about 32,000 Rohingyas were registered and living in the official refugee camps in Bangladesh, with the majority of them r ...
Providing Vegan Food for Firefighters Battling Huge Market Blaze, South Korea - On November 30, 2016, Seomun Market, the largest traditional market in Daegu City, South Korea, caught fire. Luckily there were no deaths or injuries. However, 839 shops were completely burned out, causing tremendous property damage. It took 870 fire ...
Conveying Master’s Love to Our Homeless Friends in Nonthaburi, Thailand - Thailand Center lovingly prepared a New Year vegan lunch for the 556 homeless people at the Nonthaburi Reception Home for the Disadvantaged. ...
Sending Help for Displaced People in Sweida, Syria - To provide aid to vulnerable individuals, our Association members contributed US$20,000 to assist our Syria team’s relief efforts November 2016. ...
Supporting our Canine Friends in Yunnan Province, China - In September 2016, our Association members from Yunnan Province, China, shared God’s love and blessing with our local animal friends ...
Working Together to Help Drought-Affected Families in Âu Lạc - Drought relief work in Aulac, Oct 2016, Working Together to Help Families ...
Caring for Disadvantaged People During the 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival, Formosa - Caring for the Disadvantaged People during Mid-Autumn Festival, Formosa, Sep 2016 ...
Assisting Families Affected by Locusts in Afghanistan - A locust infestation attacked districts of Ghor Province in Afghanistan affecting 4,200 families and farmers. Our Association members distributed relief items with a US$16,000 fund provided by Master. ...
Typhoon Chaba Flood Relief Work in South Korea - In early October 2016, Typhoon Chaba slammed across the southern part of South Korea, causing tremendous damage ...
Providing Aid for Flash Flood Victims in Garut City, Indonesia - After prolonged heavy rainfall, on the evening of September 20, 2016, Garut City in West Java, Indonesia was severely hit by flash floods ...
Sharing Love and Providing Relief in Japan Following Typhoon Lionrock - On August 30, 2016, the Tohoku Region of Iwate Prefecture, Japan was slammed by powerful Typhoon Lionrock ...
Offering Relief and Comfort to Those Affected by Flooding in Nepal - Offering Relief and Comfort to Those Affected by the July 2016 Flooding in Nepal ...
Helping Flood Victims in Guizhou Province, China - Guizhou Province in southwestern China was hit with heavy rains and flooding affecting 85,000 people in July 2015. Following Master’s loving instructions, our Yunnan Association members started a relief effort to help those in need. ...
Loving Aid for Flashflood and Tornado Victims in the Philippines - From August 9 to 20, 2016, the southwest monsoon brought incessant heavy rains and thunderstorms, which caused flashfloods in many parts of the Philippines, including Luzon and Western Visayas. In addition, San Miguel, Bulacan also experienced a torn ...
Bringing Water, Energy Drinks and Comfort During the Heat Wave in Rajasthan, India - Record-breaking heat waves hit India from April to June 2016, with temperatures reaching the highest ever recorded in India at 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the city of Phalodi, Rajasthan State. The immense heat, which affected at ...
Providing Typhoon Relief to Lào Cai Province in Northern Âu Lạc - From August 3 to 5, 2016, heavy rain caused by Typhoon Nida affected Lào Cai Province in northern Âu Lạc, resulting in serious floods and landslides. At least four lives were lost, seven people went missing and many houses and roads were destroye ...
Providing Drinking Water for Displaced Families in Sahnaya, Syria - During the Syrian crisis, Sahnaya graciously welcomed 13,350 families from nearby areas who were displaced by war. Many of these families currently live in unfinished buildings after obtaining approval from the owners to stay there; others live on fa ...
Relief Efforts for Helping Super Typhoon Nepartak Victims in Taitung County, Formosa - Super Typhoon Nepartak, which took the lives of three people in Formosa, made landfall on Taimali Township of Taitung County, Formosa on the morning of July 8, 2016. The maximum sustained wind reached a speed of 65 meters per second, which broke a 61 ...
Sharing Master’s Love with Street Children in Ghor, Badakhshan and Herat Provinces, Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a beautiful country. However, unfortunately, numerous children have lost their parents during unpeaceful times or as the result of a natural disaster. Every day, many of these innocent street children start their mornings visiting the ...
Helping Those Affected by Cyclone Roanu in Sri Lanka - Since May 14, 2016, torrential rains brought on by Cyclone Roanu caused serious floods in the capital city of Colombo and landslides in the central mountainous area in Sri Lanka. In some locations, over 373 mm (14 inches) of water fell in 24 hours. A ...
Master’s Blessing Comforts the Hearts of Flood Victims in Hubei Province, China - Continuous, heavy rainfall from the end of June to the middle of July 2016 led to the overflowing of many rivers and lakes in China, resulting in 186 lives reported lost and 45 missing. Thirty-two million people were affected in 26 provinces. Hubei P ...
Helping Our Homeless Friends in Formosa During the 2016 Dragon Boat Festival - With the arrival of the summer rainy season in Formosa, many homeless people urgently needed extra summer clothes, as their clothes often got wet due to the unpredictable rain. On June 6, following Master’s loving instructions to always help those ...
Providing Relief for Bangladesh Cyclone Victims - Cyclone Roanu touched down in Bangladesh on May 21, 2016, causing devastating damage on the southern coast. At least 27 people were killed, more than 500,000 people were evacuated to shelters, and 1.3 million were affected. The cyclone brought winds ...
Helping Refugees and Those Less Fortunate in Lebanon - Due to unsafe conditions in their home countries, many refugees have fled to Lebanon, where there are now over one million registered refugees from Syria. Most of them cannot afford to travel anywhere else, and have lived in dire conditions for sever ...
Warmth in Winter: Sharing God’s Love in Formosa - Formosa recently endured a particularly cold winter with temperatures reaching a 44- year low. Our Association members from centers throughout Formosa followed Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving teachings by carrying out winter relief activities fro ...
Bringing Love to Those Affected by Mount Sinabung Eruption in Indonesia - On May 21, 2016, Mount Sinabung, in the western province of North Sumatra in Indonesia, erupted, claiming nine lives and affecting 9,000 individuals or 443 families who were staying at the relief posts around the towns of Kabajanhe and Berastagi in K ...
Sharing Food and Clothing with Our Homeless Friends in Taoyuan, Formosa - Remembering Master’s instruction to put love and kindness into action, our Association members from the Taoyuan Center reached out to our local homeless friends on the streets. ...
Bringing Earthquake Relief To Kyushu Island, Japan - In mid-April 2016, a series of powerful earthquakes rocked Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu Island, Japan. Keeping in mind Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving reminder to help our neighbors when they are in need, our Association members from Formosa and ...
Loving Contributions to Tibetan Temples and Nomadic Schools in Sichuan Province, China - Following Master’s loving example of helping those in need, our Association members from Yunnan Province, China, contributed a total of CNY 149,912 in funds, and visited Sichuan Province to bring aid in November 2015. ...
Bringing Earthquake Relief Aid to the Kindhearted People of Northeastern India - A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the state of Manipur in northeastern India on January 4, 2016, collapsing many houses, claiming the lives of at least 11 people and injuring almost 200. On January 22, responding to Master’s loving instruction, our Fo ...
International Help in Nepal and Bangladesh Following Large Earthquake - Around noon on April 25, 2015, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal, the worst event of its kind in the area since 1934. The quake’s epicenter was 77 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, the capital, and was felt in n ...
Bringing Warmth to Villagers in Northern Bangladesh - Winters in northern Bangladesh can be very cold. Local residents mainly grow rice to make a living, and some disadvantaged people do not have fixed homes. Concerned for those who experience difficulties in the cold climate, Master lovingly provided U ...
Providing Winter Relief in Punjab and Rajasthan, India - Record low temperatures in northern India had led to extremely cold weather conditions for almost three months from December 2015 to February 2016, which mostly affected the states of Punjab and Rajasthan. More than 10,000 people who lived on the str ...
Offering Earthquake Relief in Tainan, Formosa - Upon hearing the news of the disaster, Supreme Master Ching Hai expressed Her deep concern, sending Her prayers and sorrowful condolences to all those affected. She immediately provided a relief fund, and instructed our Association members to send ai ...
Bringing Aid to Disadvantaged Families and Children in Daejeon, Korea - By Daejeon, Korea News Team (Originally in Korean) Following Master’s compassionate example of bringing love and assistance to those in need, from December 2015 to January 2016, our Association members helped disadvantaged individuals in Daejeon, K ...
Helping Displaced Families in Sweida, Syria - Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving advice to help people in need, in March 2016, one of our local Association members distributed vegan food and daily necessities to displaced families in As-Suwayda, a city in southwestern Syria. The relie ...
Helping Those in Need in Northern Âu Lạc - Following Master’s loving instructions to bring aid to those in need wherever possible, from August 2015 to January 2016, our local Association members provided assistance to people in Northern Âu Lạc affected by severe weather and to those who ...
Providing Heating Fuel for Disadvantaged Families in South Korea - By Korea News Group (Originally in Korean) In winter, many families in the city of Goyang, South Korea, burn briquettes to keep warm. Some disadvantaged families live in greenhouses as their homes, and were in need of more briquettes during the cold ...
Helping Syrian Refugee Families in Lebanon - From November 26 to December 24, 2015, with US$8,427 contributed by our Association members from the United Kingdom, China and Singapore, one of our Association members in Lebanon distributed heaters, heating fuel and blankets to the Syrian families ...
Providing Tents, Supplies and Comfort for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon – November to December 2015 - In November and December 2015, with the fund provided by our Association members from Singapore and Ireland, one of our Australia Association member was able to help build 12 large tents for a Syrian refugee camp in the city of Tripoli, Lebanon. He a ...
Distributing Winter Relief Items In Kathmandu, and Rolpa and Kapilvastu Districts, Nepal - Following Master’s loving example of assisting those in need, from November 28 to December 12, 2015, our Association members from Nepal formed a relief team and traveled to different parts of the country distributing warm blankets and clothing to w ...
Providing Aid to Those Affected by Earthquake in Afghanistan - By Afghanistan Relief Team (Originally in Dari) On October 26, 2015, the Hindu Kush mountain range, 160 miles northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, was the epicenter of a powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude. The Afghanistan government declared a state of ...
Giving Winter Gifts to our Homeless Friends in Japan - On December 17, 2015, following Master’s kind example of giving to those in need, our Gunma Center Association members distributed Christmas gifts to homeless people in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. We had been giving out Christmas gifts to the homeless ...
Bringing Aid to Flood Victims in Pakistan - Heavy rains in July 2015 led to devastating floods in Pakistan, affecting 300,000 people and claiming more than 80 lives. Chitral District, in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, was one of the hardest hit areas where more than 400 homes were destr ...
Humanitarian Aid for the Refugees of the Palaung Ethnic Group in Myanmar (Burma) - For the past three years, the Palaung ethnic group living at the border of Myanmar (Burma) and Ruili City, Yunnan Province, China have suffered much trauma due to an ongoing civil unrest. ...
Supporting Stray Dog Shelters in Yunnan, China - Following Master’s loving example of caring for all our co-inhabitants, animals and humans alike, our Association members from Yunnan province, China gave assistance to five animal rescue shelters, including one which housed 100 stray dogs recently ...
Providing Relief After the Heaviest Rainfall in 100 Years Hits Parts of Tamil Nadu, India - Upon learning the city of Chennai and the surrounding areas in Tamil Nadu in southern India were hit by historic floods in November and early December of 2015, Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately provided US$20,000 for the relief effort. Following M ...
Relief Aid After Typhoon Koppu in the Philippines - In the early morning of October 18, 2015, Typhoon Koppu landed at Casiguran, the coastal town in Aurora Province located on the eastern part of Luzon Island, with wind speeds reaching 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour). Heavy rains brought ...
Sharing Master’s Love and Assistance with Wandering Monks and Those Less Fortunate in India - Receiving Master's loving instruction to provide daily necessities to the wandering monks and those in need in India, our Association members from Tainan Center in Formosa traveled with Her fund of US$55,000 on October 10, 2015. We arrived in Dehli, ...
Master’s Love Extending from Australia to India - Since September 8, 2015 our Association members in Brisbane, Australia have been financing feeding homeless people in Pondicherry, India every Sunday through a local Indian family. It started when one Association member, who lived in Pondicherry for ...
Bringing Flood Relief for Japan’s Kantō and Tōhoku Regions - From September 6 to 11, 2015, unprecedented rainfall following Typhoon Etau struck Japan, causing severe flooding and landslides in which eight people lost their lives. Rivers overflowed in the Kantō and Tōhoku regions in eastern and northeastern J ...
Providing Relief Aid After Severe Flooding in Myanmar (Burma) - Myanmar (Burma) experienced continuous, heavy rain that started in mid-July 2015 and lasted for weeks, claiming more than 100 lives and affecting close to one million people. Twelve states in Myanmar (Burma) were impacted by the flood, which caused d ...
Conveying Master’s Love and Light to Flood-Affected Residents in Japan - In early September 2015, unprecedented heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Etau caused devastating flooding in eastern Japan, with Ibaraki and Tochigi Prefectures being the most affected. The city of Joso in Ibaraki Prefecture was inundated by t ...
Providing Nutritious Vegan Food to North Korean Children - During the summer of 2015, North Korea experienced the worst drought in 100 years, which led to widespread damage of crops and serious concerns about future water and food shortages, as well as an increase in malnutrition among children. Hearing the ...
Assisting Typhoon Soudelor Victims in Formosa - Reduced to an upper moderate typhoon when approaching Formosa, Super Typhoon Soudelor landed on Sioulin Town in Hualien County on August 8, 2015, causing power outages in 4.85 million households as well as serious flooding, landslides and flash flood ...
Providing Flood Relief to Northern Âu Lạc Residents - During July and August 2015 in Northern Âu Lạc, torrential rainfall caused flash flooding and mudslides, bringing devastating plights to residents in the region. Fifteen provinces were seriously affected, with 32 people losing their lives and dama ...
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Charitable and Relief Activities in Formosa, November 2014 to June 2015 - Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Charitable and Relief Activities in Formosa, November 2014 to June 2015 ...
Comforting Typhoon Soudelor Victims in Zhejiang Province, China - The 13th typhoon of 2015, Typhoon Soudelor, landed in Putian County, Fujian Province on August 8, also causing serious damage to the neighboring Zhejiang Province. In the Wenzhou City area, the heavy rainfall triggered floods and landslides which led ...
Caring for Our Homeless Friends During the Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei, Formosa - The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the four major traditional festivals in Chinese culture. Watching dragon boat competitions and eating zongzis (sticky rice dumplings) are the highlights of this marvelous holiday. On June 16-17, just before the 2015 ...
Assisting Schools in Need in Myanmar (Burma) - Jingkang Central Elementary School, Mengsuo School and Jingyang Guogan Lincoln Elementary School in Special Region 4 in Myanmar (Burma) serve many students who are orphans or who come from single-parent families. The students primarily study the Chin ...
Bringing Flood Relief and Sharing Love in Hubei Province, China - From June 1 to 15, 2015, Xianning City, Hubei Province, China, was inundated by heavy rains, causing flash floods that carried rocks across the mountainside of Xianning while the residents were asleep. Following Master’s caring instructions, our As ...
Extreme Heat Wave Relief in India - The 2015 temperatures in India rose to the highest level in the last two decades, with some areas reaching 48.0 degrees Celsius (118.4 degrees Fahrenheit). The extremely hot weather claimed more than 2,500 lives, with the hardest hit region being the ...
Offering Relief Aid and Love to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Near the China-Myanmar (Burma) Border - In Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China, many areas border Myanmar (Burma), including Mengding Township in Gengma County, Nansan Township in Zhenkang County, and Cangyuan County. At the beginning of 2015, many Burmese living along the border made the ...
Loving Relief After Lincang Earthquake in China - On March 1, 2015, when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Cangyuan Va Autonomous County in Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China, 32 people were injured, seven severely. In addition, in Cangyuan and Gengma Counties, approximately 12,400 individuals wer ...
Loving Aid for an Animal Sanctuary and Shelters in Yunnan Province, China - Nestled in the mountains of Chengjiang County, Yunnan Province, Mount Liang Wang Life Protection Park is a 15,000-square-meter sanctuary for 30 race horses and endangered colts, 40 cows, several chickens and a male deer. Before founding the Park in S ...
Comforting Students After the Khakassia Fire in Russia - In mid-April 2015, a series of wildfires spread across southern Siberia in the Republic of Khakassia and in eastern Siberia in Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia. The Khakassia fires were first set to clear out dry grass for agriculture; however, due to strong ...
Helping Those Affected by a Large Residential Fire in Yunnan Province, China - On March 24, 2015, remembering Supreme Master Ching Hai’s compassionate instruction to render aid to others in times of need, our Yunnan Province Association members drove to Beihai Village in Changdian Township, Xundian County to visit villagers a ...
Providing Love and Warmth During Winter in Formosa - In the winter of 2014, with the coming of a cold air mass from the north, waves of chilly air along with dampness from days of rainfall drove the temperature to below 10 degrees Celsius. ...
Caring Assistance for Those Stranded by Flooding in Malaysia - Starting in mid-December 2014, continuous heavy rainfall caused severe flooding along the east coast of Malaysia. By the end of the month, 21 people had lost their lives and over 200,000 had been displaced. Deeply concerned about the situation, Supre ...
Bringing Comfort to Flood-Affected Families in Sri Lanka - In late December 2014, several days of heavy rainfall and high winds caused severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka. It is estimated that 1.1 million people were affected, with 39 losing their lives and over 6,400 houses being destroyed. Thousand ...
Offering Comfort and Aid After Landslide in Indonesia - On December 12, 2014, a landslide struck in and around Sampang Village in the Banjarnegara Regency of Central Java, Indonesia, burying at least 105 houses. Deemed to be the region’s second-worst disaster on record, approximately 2,000 people were e ...
Helping in the Philippines After Typhoon Hagupit - After landing in the coastal town of Dolores in Eastern Samar Province on December 6, 2014, Typhoon Hagupit lashed the Philippines for over 60 hours, affecting over 4.1 million people and taking 18 lives. Deeply concerned for all those affected, Supr ...
Helping Spiritual Renunciates and Our Homeless Friends in India - By Formosa Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) At the end of November 2014, upon receiving a generous funding of US$20,000 from Supreme Master Ching Hai along with Her instruction to purchase warm clothing and blankets for Indian monastics and homel ...
Helping Disadvantaged Individuals and Animal Shelters in Shaanxi and Yunnan Province, China - By China Relief Team (Originally in Chinese)   Shaanxi Province Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving example, from July 2013 to April 2014, our Association members from the city of Xi’an collaborated with Xi’an Small Animal Protecti ...
Assisting Households Affected by the Mudslide in Central Sri Lanka - On October 29, 2014, days of continuous rainfall caused a severe mudslide in the central Sri Lankan village of Koslanda in Haldummulla, located 218 kilometers east of the capital city, Colombo. At least 16 lives were lost, more than 100 people went m ...
Sending Love to Residents of Jinggu County, Yunnan Province, China - On October 7, 2014, a powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake rattled Jinggu County in Yunnan Province, China. As a result, one life was lost, 324 people were injured, approximately 7,000 homes were destroyed, and more than 56,800 residents were evacuated. ...
Giving Spiritual Support to Those Distressed by Mount Ontake Eruption in Japan - By Tokyo, Japan Relief Team (Originally in Japanese) On September 27, 2014, the sudden eruption of Mount Ontake, a volcano located about 200 kilometers west of Tokyo, Japan, claimed 57 lives, injured 69 individuals, and left six people missing on th ...
Warmth and Love for the People of Pakistan After Widespread Flooding - In early September 2014, torrential rainfall caused widespread flooding in several provinces in northern and western Pakistan, affecting more than 2.5 million people and resulting in the loss of 367 lives. Almost 700,000 people were evacuated, over 1 ...
Bringing God’s Help in the Aftermath of Flooding in Thailand - Heavy rainfall started at the end of August 2014 caused widespread flooding in at least 17 provinces in Thailand with six lives lost. By September 1, though water had receded in many areas, the situation in parts of Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Phichit ...
Assisting Yunnan Province Earthquake Victims in China - On the afternoon of August 3, 2014, a 6.5-magnititude earthquake shook Ludian County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province. It was the most severe quake in Yunnan in 14 years, affecting 1.09 million people, taking 617 lives and injuring over 3,000 individu ...
Assisting Flood Victims and Those Most in Need in West Bengal, India - By Formosa Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) In August 2014, northern India was devastated by flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains with West Bengal being one of the four affected states. Deeply concerned about the situation, Supreme Master Ching ...
Bringing Loving Comfort to Kaohsiung, Formosa After Gas Explosion - During the late night of July 31, 2014, underground gas pipeline explosions in Kaohsiung, Formosa, devastated a densely populated area of three square kilometers, causing 32 deaths and 321 injuries. The blasts destroyed homes and damaged approximatel ...
Help for Those in Need Following a Large Earthquake in Dehong District, Yunnan Province, China - By Yunnan Province, China Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) Yingjiang County of Dehong District in Yunnan Province was struck by an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude in the early morning of May 24, 2014 and again by an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude on May ...
Helping Those Most Vulnerable After Landslides in Afghanistan - By Afghanistan Relief Team (Originally in Dari) On May 2, 2014, two consecutive catastrophic landslides occurred in the Argo District of Afghanistan’s remote Badakhshan Province, causing more than 2,100 people from 300 families to lose their lives ...
Helping Our Disaster-Stricken Friends in Remote Areas of Guangdong Province, China - Starting from May 17, 2014, Guangdong Province had been inundated with heavy rain, causing flooding in a number of areas within the following week. After receiving Master’s instruction to render aid, a team of our Guangdong Association members went ...
Bringing Warmth to Hill Tribe Children in Northern Thailand - During Northern Thailand’s winter of 2013/ 2014, Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Province experienced unusually cold weather, and many people were in need of warm clothing and blankets. Supreme Master Ching Hai had previously advised local centers ...
Delivering Love in Indonesia Following Jakarta Floods - During January 2014, floods covered 17.7 percent of JakartaProvince in Indonesia, with water levels up to five meters in places. Some 10,000 homes were flooded with 64,000 individuals displaced, an estimated 134,662 people in 100 urban villages direc ...
Sharing Master’s Care and Comfort with Those Affected by Tropical Storm Lingling in the Philippines - Tropical storm Lingling (Agaton) struck the Philippines on January 18, 2014. More than 1.14 million people were affected, with 165 individuals who were injured, lost their lives, or were missing. More than 3,480 houses were either damaged or destroye ...
Bringing Winter Warmth to India’s Holy Men - In early January 2014, a bitter cold wave swept through northern India. Concerned for the well-being of the sadhus (spiritual practitioners), Supreme Master Ching Hai offered US$16,000 and requested that our Association members purchase and distribut ...
Helping Residents Displaced Due to Active Volcano in Indonesia - Since September 2013, the Mount Sinabung volcano, located in Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, has been active, at times spewing ash and searing hot gas, and sending lava and rocks down its southern slopes. The local authorities evacuated more ...
Expenditures for Charitable and Relief Activities in Formosa -   Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Charitable and Relief Activities in Formosa, July to December, 2012   Total Charitable and Relief Program Expenses in Tables 1 and 2: TWD 861,877 (US$28,729) Table 1: ...
Sharing Master’s Love with Homeless Friends During the Christmas Season in Japan - Continuing their Christmas tradition of the last 16 years of following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s compassionate request to help the homeless during the holiday season, our Association members from Gunma, Japan distributed warm clothing and vegan fo ...
Master’s Love Helps Bring Warmth to Syrian Refugees in East Lebanon - Relief team members spent two days sourcing the finest possible blankets to give to the refugees and purchased 2,500 of them, which were swiftly delivered to Lebanese Red Cross’s warehouse in Zahlé. ...
God’s Love Shines on the Philippines: Relief Work After Super Typhoon Haiyan - By the Philippines, Formosa and Indonesia Relief Teams (Originally in English and Chinese)   On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines at wind speeds of 295 kilometers per hour with wind gusts reaching 360 kilometer ...
Bringing Love to Japan Following Typhoon Wipha - When Typhoon Wipha struck Tokyo and surrounding areas on October 16, 2013, at least 29 people perished and some 350 homes were damaged or destroyed. Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly offered Her sympathy and prayers, requesting our Association member ...
Helping Disadvantaged People in Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China - Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s caring instuctions, our Association members from Yunnan Province, China helped provide disadvantaged elementary and middle school students in Zhenkang County, a remote mountainous region, with needed supplies. I ...
Bringing Relief Aid to Âu Lạc - From September to October 2013, Typhoons Usagi, Nari, and Wutip raged through East Asia, causing widespread flooding in many countries. In Âu Lạc, the storms claimed over 50 lives, and damaged or destroyed thousands of hectares of crop fields and ...
Bringing Love and Relief to Flood-Affected People in Cambodia - Heavy rains starting the third week of September 2013 resulted in extensive flooding and the loss of 188 lives as the Mekong River overflowed her banks. With much love and concern, Supreme Master Ching Hai asked our Association members to give assist ...
Master’s Blessings Reach Earthquake-Affected Individuals in the Philippines - By the Philippines Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) A powerful earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck central Philippines on October 15, 2013, claiming 222 lives. The provinces of Bohol and Cebu were the most severely affected. Over 73,000 homes were ...
Bringing Relief in India After Cyclone Phailin - As Cyclone Phailin struck the eastern coast of India on October 12, 2013, tens of thousands of homes were destroyed and close to one million people evacuated for safety. With a loving contribution of US$10,000 from Supreme Master Ching Hai, our Assoc ...
Loving Help for Those Affected by Typhoon Usagi in Guangdong Province, China - On September 22, 2013, Typhoon Usagi hit southern China’s Guangdong Province, taking the lives of at leas­­­­­t 25 people, causing the displacement of 310,000 residents, the collapse of 8,490 houses, and damage to 50,800 hectares of cropland. ...
Rays of Love Reach People in Russia Stricken by Flood - In August and September 2013, the worst flooding in 120 years devastated parts of eastern Russia and northeastern China as the Amur River overflowed its banks. With Her heartfelt prayers, Supreme Master Ching Hai requested our nearby Association memb ...
Save the Children Syrian Children in Crisis - Feeling the pain and hearing the prayers of Syria’s children, our beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed a total of US$220,000 to Save the Children in 2012 and 2013. ...
Sharing Master’s Love and Concern Following Tropical Storm Kong-Rey in Formosa - On August 29, 2013, tropical storm Kong-Rey struck in central and southern Formosa, with intense rainfall of more than 19 inches (500 mm) which caused severe flooding. Deeply concerned, Supreme Master Ching Hai requested our nearby Association member ...
Relief Team Delivers Food to Those Affected by Earthquake in Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures in China - On August 28, 2013, Shangri-La County in Yunnan Province, a remote area in southwest China, was shaken by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake. Only days later, on August 31, a second 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the same area. The quakes toppled 600 homes ...
Providing Relief and Comfort after Typhoon Utor in the Philippines - On August 12, 2013, Typhoon Utor, the strongest of the season, made a catastrophic landfall over the northern Philippine island of Luzon, leaving extensive damage to homes, infrastructure and agriculture. It is reported that at least 10 people lost t ...
Love And Support for Those Recovering From Extreme Weather Events in China - In August 2013, Typhoon Utor and other severe storms devastated regions of Guangdong, Jilin and Liaoning provinces. Supreme Master Ching Hai swiftly contributed approximately US$21,000 for relief efforts and instructed our nearby Association members ...
God’s Love Brings Comfort to Guangdong Province, China following Typhoon Utor - By China Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) In mid-August 2013, Typhoon Utor brought heavy rain to Guangdong Province, causing the worst flooding in hundred years in many places. Supreme Master Ching Hai compassionately instructed our Association me ...
Raising Spirits in Pakistan - By Formosa Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) On July 3, 2013, an earthquake of 3.9 magnitude rattled Balochistan Province in southwest Pakistan, bordering Iran. It happened a few months after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake took place on April 16 when ...
Timely Aid for Those Displaced by Flooding in Nepal - The communities of ethnic Badi and others along the Karnali River were devastated by July 2013 flooding, which swept away their homes and belongings. Our Kathmandu Association members traveled to the affected Dailekh district in western Nepal. With S ...
Offering Solace after Typhoon Soulik in Formosa - By Formosa Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) On July 13, 2013, with intense rain and wind, Typhoon Soulik rampaged across Formosa. Four people lost their lives, 123 were injured and more than 8,500 people were evacuated from their homes. Many highw ...
Comforting Hearts After Landslide in Sichuan Province, China - On July 10, 2013, a large landslide took place in Sanxi Village, Zhongxin Town, Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, due to the worst rainstorms in 50 years. Eleven homes were destroyed, approximately 44 people had been confirmed dead and 117 were reported ...
Bringing Warmth to Those Afflicted by Floods in North Korea - According to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross, continuous torrential rainfall in mid-July 2013 caused flash flooding and landslides across North Korea with 33 fatalities and 18 missing. Approximately 4,000 families lost their dwe ...
Helping Storm-Affected Residents in Yunnan Province, China - At the end of June and early July 2013, severe storms in Yanjin County, Zhaotong City in Yunnan Province, China caused mountain flooding and mud and rock slides. Many towns were affected by the disaster and approximately five lives were lost, five pe ...
Providing Assistance in India After Flooding and Mudslides - Days of heavy rains in mid-June of 2013, estimated as the heaviest in the area in 88 years, caused severe flooding and mudslides in Uttarakhand, India. As a result, more than 5,700 people lost their lives and 70,000 were affected, most of whom were i ...
Bringing Comfort to Earthquake-Affected People in Indonesia - On July 2, 2013, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province of Sumatra Island, North West Sumatra, Indonesia. Bener Meriah and Central Aceh districts were the areas most affected by this earthquake. Supreme Master Ching Hai, ...
Offering Love and Assistance to Flood Victims in the Philippines - By Formosa Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) In mid-June 2013, continuous heavy rain due to a tropical depression caused flooding in the Philippines, which led to the displacement of more than 98,000 people. Based on the Philippine National Disaste ...
Helping Children in Need in Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces, China - During April and May of 2013, in order to help children in remote, mountainous areas in Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province, China and to assist four primary schools to build water cellars (underground rainfall collectors) in Yunnan Province, our me ...
Providing Aid in Yunnan Province, China After Earthquake - By China Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) On April 5, 2013, a 5.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Yongshan County, Zhaotong City, in Yunnan Province, China. With the epicenter in Wuji Township, the quake destroyed the water and electricity systems as ...
A Heartwarming Tết Holiday for Âu Lạc’s Elderly Citizens - The traditional Tết holiday is the most important of Aulacese (Vietnamese) celebrations. It is a time when family members gather to pay their respects and express New Year’s wishes to their friends and loved ones. ...
Winter Relief for Syrians in Need - With heartfelt concern for the difficult situation of the Syrian people, Supreme Master Ching Hai instructed our nearby Association members to provide assistance and lovingly contributed US$2,830 for reimbursement of relief supplies purchased. ...
Cold Weather Relief Work in Sri Lanka - With deep concern and love for individuals in need and those vulnerable to cold weather conditions, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed US$1,520 to the Colombo Center of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association in Sri Lanka. Master lov ...
Bringing Warmth to Monks and Aid to Earthquake Victims in China - In 2013, responding to Master’s loving request, The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association Centers in China shared Master’s heartfelt care and concern across the country in many different ways with the help of RMB 221,788 (US$35,646) ...
Loving Winter Relief for Nepal’s Raute and Bote People - Following Master’s compassionate instructions to bring warmth to those less fortunate, in December 2012 and January 2013 our Association members lovingly conducted relief efforts in remote areas of Nepal’s districts of Salyan and Palpa. ...
Loving Jakarta Flood Relief Action - On January 16, 2013 heavy rains triggered extensive flooding in the greater Jakarta area. The next day, after observing the devastation caused by the flood, our Association members from the Jakarta Center immediately responded by ordering 20 sacks of ...
Bringing Warmth to Korea’s Homeless - By Seoul, Daegu and Busan News Teams Winter 2012 -2013 Sharing Supreme Master Ching Hai’s love during the winter season, our Association members from Seoul, Daegu, and Busan responded to Master’s loving instruction to provide warmth to the homele ...
Cold Weather Relief Work in Nepal - In January 2013 a team of our Association members from the Nepal Center bought warm blankets and distributed them to spiritual practitioners in need and to others who were living outdoors without warm clothes. ...
Sending Warmth to Homeless and Disadvantaged Individuals and Less Privileged Children in Formosa - In the winter of 2012, eight Centers across the island of Formosa responded to Master’s loving request to bring winter relief to those in need. Homeless people, disadvantaged individuals, orphanages and remote schools, as well as stray animals were ...
Master’s Love Brings Warmth and Care to Pakistan - By Formosa Relief Team (Originally in Chinese) In December 2012, concerned about the plight of the homeless and of spiritual practitioners in Pakistan in winter, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed US$25,000 and asked our Association members to plea ...
Warmth for Ananda Marga Monks in India - December 2012 By Korean News Team (Originally in Korean)   Ananda Marga is a spiritual group with many branches around the world. It operates the non-governmental organization Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT), which serves humanity by ...
Caring for the Homeless and Disadvantaged in Hong Kong and Sichuan Province, China - With loving concern for the homeless during the cold season, Supreme Master Ching Hai requested that our local Association members distribute winter supplies to those in need in Hong Kong and Sichuan Province, China, with financial support available ...
Christmas Gifts for Japan’s Homeless - By Gunma News Group (Originally in Japanese) Each year, following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to help those in need during the holidays,  our local Association members in Japan distribute gifts to the homeless in the cities of Ma ...
Warmth for the Needy in Georgia and Armenia - By Georgia and Armenia Relief Team (Originally in English) During the most severe days of winter 2012-13, Supreme Master Ching Hai’s compassionate heart reached out to those most in need: homeless people and others without means. Master contribut ...
Warm Blankets for Thailand’s Monks and Homeless - In December 2012, inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai’s benevolent example and teachings of compassion, a relief team from the Bangkok Center in Thailand conducted a loving mission to help the homeless in winter. ...
Conveying God’s Love to the Typhoon Affected in the Philippines - On December 2, 2012, Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Pablo) struck Mindanao, Philippines with devastating force, and remained in the country for about 5 days. Thousands of homes, business structures, and big trees collapsed due to the force of the to ...
Loving Winter Support in Northern Âu Lạc - Beginning in early December 2012 the northern provinces of Âu Lạc were struck by one of the harshest winters the region had experienced in recent times. Upon hearing of the situation, Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly contributed US$5,000 and aske ...
Earthquake Relief Near Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) - By Thailand Relief Team (Originally in Thai) On Sunday, November 11, 2012, with enormous sadness, the world heard news of a 6.8-magnitude quake in the Mandalay area in Myanmar (Burma). In addition to lives lost and people injured, reports described t ...
“Gift Bags of Love” Bring Comfort in Northern and Southern Âu Lạc - News of the imminent help had spread, and the arrival of our bus was happily greeted by excited groups of people. After delivering gift bags in the town centers, we made our way from household to household to assist the elderly and others affected. ...

The Spirit of Philoxenia of the Greek People - As many European borders are closed, over 60,000 refugees, according to The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates, are waiting in Greece to have their cases processed. The Greek people’s outstanding attitude to the refugees won them the nomination fo ...
~Updated Feb 14, 2017~ Helping the Refugees and the Homeless People in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece - By Germany and United Kingdom Relief Teams (Originally in English) A few months after Macedonia closed its borders with Greece in March 2016, Idomeni, a Greek village on the border, was evacuated, and thousands of refugees were placed in military cam ...
~Updated Feb 10, 2017~ Giving Love and Assistance to Refugees in Greece - In response to Master’s loving instruction, our international Association members have traveled to different areas, bringing humanitarian aid where refugees are in need. One of those places is Athens, Greece, where over 10,000 refugees are currentl ...
~Updated Feb 8, 2017~ Continued Support for Refugees on Chios Island, Greece - January 15 was our final day of food preparation and distribution at Souda camp. Some of us will stay for a few more days to help transition the responsibility to the refugee volunteers who will continue to prepare meals for people in Souda camp as w ...
~Updated Jan 27, 2017~ Offering Needed Items to a Refugee Shelter in Ventimiglia, Northern Italy - In Ventimiglia in Northern Italy near the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) border of southern France, a volunteer-run shelter is located that has a capacity to house about 100 people. Most of the refugees there are families and single women from Afghani ...
Bringing Much-needed Items to Calais, France to Assist Refugees - Upon learning that the refugee camps in Europe were in need of winter items, and in response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s instruction to assist those less fortunate, our Association members from Surrey, United Kingdom prepared cold weather supplie ...
Helping Those Who Are Homeless During Winter in Hamburg, Germany - Helping Those Who Are Homeless During Winter in Hamburg, Germany November 2016 ...
Bringing Love and Assistance to Those Affected by Italy’s Earthquake - On August 23, 2016, Central Italy was devastated by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake and several strong aftershocks. Historical towns in this mountainous region, such as Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, sustained severe damage. At least 292 indiv ...
Loving Assistance for Macedonia Flood Relief - On the night of August 6, 2016, Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, was hit with flash floods as a severe storm soaked the region in which 21 people lost their lives and approximately 100 were injured. Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving advi ...
Assisting Refugees in Slovenia - During the fall and winter of 2015, hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and the Middle East flooded the small country of Slovenia, desperately trying to escape the war. They usually stayed in Slovenia for a couple of days before heading nort ...
Assisting with Refugee Relief in Athens, Greece - In response to Master’s loving instruction, our international Association members have traveled to different areas, bringing humanitarian aid where refugees are in need. One of those places is Athens, Greece, where over 10,000 refugees are currentl ...
Building a Better Home for the Animals in Poland - In June 2015, our compassionate Master again contributed US$13,000 to Korabiewice Animal Shelter to help improve the living conditions of the animals. The staff and volunteers at the shelter were extremely grateful for Master’s generosity, which al ...
Serving Vegan Food for Refugees on Chios Island, Greece - On March 3 and 4, despite the rainy and cold weather, our relief team served vegan lunches and dinners at three refugee camps on Chios Island in Greece. We also distributed raincoats and hot packs to those ready to depart at the port. May Heaven bles ...
Bringing Comfort and Assistance After Devastating Floods in Southern Germany - Toward the end of May and beginning of June 2016, devastating rainstorms hit southern parts of Germany, and many villages succumbed to terrible floods. In order to provide immediate relief to the affected people as instructed by Supreme Master Ching ...
Sharing Love and Aid with Flood Victims in Souppes-sur-Loing, France - On June 7, 2016, following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s instructions to bring love and help to those in need, one of our Paris Association members traveled 100 kilometers to Souppes-sur-Loing, France, one of the cities that was hardest hit by the rec ...
Bringing Vegan Food and Warm Clothes to Refugees in Croatia and Serbia - At the end of December 2015, in response to Master’s loving instructions to assist refugees, our Croatia Association members visited the refugee camp in Slavonski Brod and delivered fresh fruit, shoes, caps, gloves and shawls. In January 2016, we a ...
Bringing Aid to Refugees in Idomeni, Greece - In response to Master’s compassionate instructions to provide aid for the refugees, in March 2016, our Association members formed a relief team of four; two from Korea, one from the United Kingdom, and one from Australia/Greece. We traveled to Idom ...
Providing Aid for Refugees in France - On May 16, 2016, our Paris Center learned from Facebook that 100 new refugees arrived in Paris and were in great need of help, especially food. Our local Association members, following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to assist the ref ...
Syrian Family Assisting Refugees in Hungary - During the summer 2015, a large number of refugees crossed the south border of Hungary. Many of them did not go to official refugee camps, so they were in desperate need of basic care, such as food, shelter and medical aid. Responding to our beloved ...
Relief Work in Berlin, Germany Assisting Refugees and Those in Need in Berlin, Germany – January to March 2016 - In a response to Master’s compassionate instruction to help the refugees and those less fortunate, our Association members from Berlin, Germany used EUR 3,121.46 from Master’s relief fund to provide various aid to refugees, and homeless and disad ...
Assisting Refugees in Greece - With Master’s loving instruction to help the refugees, our Association members from Singapore and around the world set off to Athens, Greece where many are in dire need of assistance. Most of the refugees staying in Athens are in Greece with no pla ...
Helping at a Refugee Camp in France - When a group of our Korean Association members were in Paris to promote veganism during COP 21, also known as the Paris 2015 United Nation Climate Change Conference, we took the opportunity to visit a refugee camp on December 6. There, we joined by a ...
Providing Heating Supplies for Refugees in Grand-Synthe, Northern France - On January 24, 2016, our Paris Association members contributed heaters and related accessories to the refugee families in need in Grande-Synthe camp in northern France, using the EUR 7,731 fund provided by our Formosan Association members. The recipi ...
Bringing Aid and Comfort and to Refugees in Macedonia - After hearing of the refugee crisis, Supreme Master Ching Hai instructed our Association members to render aid, and give assistance to those in need where possible. With the EUR 4,640 relief fund provided by our Association members from Formosa and T ...
Our Korean Relief Team Providing Aid for Refugees in Greece - With refugees continuing to arrive in Europe, leaving everything to escape war-torn countries, comes a greater need for assistance as they make their journey to find a safer place to call home. With deep concern for the refugees, Supreme Master Ching ...
January 2016 Flood Relief Efforts in England and Scotland - On December 31, 2015, Storm Frank swiped parts of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, causing devastating floods. Many people were evacuated from their homes and thousands lost power. Out of concern for those affected, Supreme Master Ching Hai pr ...
Helping Our Homeless Friends During Winter in the United Kingdom - Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving advice to help those who are disadvantaged, especially during the colder months, in January of 2016, our United Kingdom Association members traveled to Leicester and London to assist those in need. ...
Helping Refugees Near the Germany and Austria Border - Germany is setting a loving example of compassion and true brotherhood for the rest of the world by accepting the most number of refugees among European Union countries. As most of the refugees arrive at the Munich train station before being transpor ...
Assisting the Continuing Journeys of Refugees Arriving at the Island of Lesbos, Greece - From November 27 to December 1, 2015, our refugee relief team continued our work in Lesbo, Greece. As well as distributing fruits, biscuits, candy and sleeping bags at different places, we also shared Master’s teachings and encouraged people to cho ...
Contributing Relief Supplies for Refugees on Chios Island - Upon learning that the Germany Alliance for Civilian Assistance was organizing relief supplies to be sent to Chios Island, Greece to help the refugees every month, our Munich Association members contributed 1,000 kilograms of rice, 500 kilograms of l ...
Providing Vegan Food, Warm Clothing and Supplies to the Refugees in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Italy - In response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction and Her continuous care for refugees, the working crew from Loving Hut on Lake Klopein in Austria formed a relief team to assist. In November 2015, we traveled to Croatia and to the areas ...
Providing Aid to Refugees in Berlin, Germany - In response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to assist the refugees, a relief team of our Association members from Berlin called several refugees organizations to find out their needs. Master contributed EUR 10,000 for our relief ef ...
Caring for Our Homeless Friends and Animal Friends in Hungary - Our Association members in Budapest, Hungary, in following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s caring instruction to assist those in need during the cold weather, have been distributing warm clothes, blankets, tents and vegan food to our homeless friends li ...
Lending a Helping Hand at Dunkirk Refugee Camp, France - Responding to Master’s expression of deep concern for the refugees, during December 2015, our Belgian and United Kingdom Association members formed relief teams and visited a refugee camp in Dunkirk, France to provide assistance. ...
Humanitarian Aid for Refugees in Northern France - Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to provide assistance for the refugees, on November 21, our Association members in Paris visited three refugee camps in northern France. We distributed military-style sleeping bags designed fo ...
Assisting Our Homeless Friends in Berlin, Germany - On November 25, 2015, in response to Master’s loving instruction to assist those who are homeless, especially during the cold season, our Berlin relief team purchased winter relief supplies with EUR 812.25 provided by Master, for our homeless frien ...
Sending Aid from Japan to the Refugees in Europe - Our Association members from Gunma Center are very concerned about the European refugee situation when we listen to the news about them every day. Following Master’s loving instruction to assist the refugees, when we learned that a Japanese NPO (no ...
Helping Refugees in Serbia, Macedonia and Greece - In response to Master’s deep concern for the refugees and Her loving instruction to assist where possible, our Association members from Singapore formed a relief team and traveled to Europe during December 2015. Our Singapore relief teams, also joi ...
Rendering Aid Following Severe Flooding in the French Riviera, France - On October 4, 2015, extreme rainfall inundated the French Riviera – in some areas, the equivalent of almost two months worth of rain fell within three hours. The resulting flash floods caused 20 people to lose their lives, and more than 20,000 peop ...
Providing Vegan Food and Supplies to Refugees in Vienna, Austria - From September to November 2016, after there was a decrease in the number of new refugees arriving at Vienna train stations, our Austria Association members extended kind assistance to the refugees staying at a temporary camp in Wien Simmering. We ha ...
Assisting NGOs in Helping the Refugees in Slovenia and Croatia - Following Master’s loving instruction to help the refugees, during October and November 2015, our Association members from Geneva, Switzerland have been working with the NGOs, Caravane de Solidarite, Geneve (Caravan of Solidarity, Geneva) and Givin ...
Helping Refugees in Serbia - From November 20 to 22, one of our Association members from Croatia traveled to Serbia to help the refugees with Master's relief fund of US$2,540. In Preševo, gloves and masks for the Red Cross volunteers, and clothes for the refugees were distribut ...
Extending a Helping Hand in the South of France - To take care of those in need, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed EUR 90,000 and asked our Association members from Montpellier Center to provide assistance to those less fortunate in the south of France. On behalf of Master, our Association member ...
Providing Warm Soup and Cold Weather Supplies to Refugees in Hamburg, Germany - As Europe faces record numbers of refugees, Master has compassionately requested that we assist the refugees during their time of need. Therefore, our Association members from Hamburg, Germany joined millions of Germans to welcome the newcomers and p ...
Refugees Well Provided for in the Czech Republic - Our Association members in the Czech Republic collected information from different sources in the country regarding the situation of the refugees. As of November 19, 2015, we learned that out of the 1,000 refugees in the country, approximately 300 ha ...
Providing Supplies to Refugees In Greece - Knowing Master's deep concern about the refugees' condition, on November 11, 2015 our Polish Association members found out the needs of the refugees from the Austria Center. Accordingly, we prepared warm clothes, dried fruit packages, personal care p ...
Helping Refugees in Calais, France - On November 14, 2015, our relief team formed by Association members from Surrey and London, United Kingdom returned to the refugee camp in Calais, France, carrying 200 food parcels, 216 fleece blankets, 500 emergency blankets, 100 pairs of waterproof ...
Providing Much-Needed Supplies to Refugees in France, Italy, Serbia and Croatia - Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving reminder to help the refugees in the neighboring areas of our local Center in France, in September 2015, our local Association members contributed 80 warm blankets to a camp located near the Ventimiglia t ...
Contributing Financial Support to Aid Refugees in Germany - To assist the large number of refugees in Germany, Supreme Master Ching Hai provided US$10,000 and asked our local Association members to provide relief. In November 2015, after doing research, our Association members in Düsseldorf distributed EUR 2 ...
Conveying Love and Support to Refugees in Europe - Conflict and instability have led hundreds of thousands of people to risk their lives, flee their homes and seek a safe haven in other countries, especially those in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 53 ...
Providing Relief After Flash Flooding In Italy - By France Relief Team (Originally in Italian) On October 10, 2014, Genoa, Italy experienced severe flash flooding due to continuous torrential rain that lasted for two days, which took at least one life and left thick layers of mud and silt in the st ...
Sharing Gifts of Love in Southern France Following Severe Flooding - By France Relief Team (Originally in French) At the end of September 2014, torrential rains caused severe flooding in the south of France, forcing more than 4,000 people to seek emergency shelters. The coastal city of Montpellier was affected by the ...
Humanity Shines in Serbian Flood Relief - Unprecedented rainfall in mid-May, 2014, brought sweeping floods and landslides throughout Southeastern and Central European countries with Serbia being the hardest hit. Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately donated US$10,000 and requested local Assoc ...
Loving Support for Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina for Flood Relief Efforts - In May 2014, torrential rains swept through Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, leading to historic flooding that claimed at least 76 lives by July. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, approximately 1.5 million people were affected, with over a million left wi ...
Extending a Helping Hand for Flood Restoration in the United Kingdom - By Surrey Center, United Kingdom Relief Team (Originally in English)   From mid-December 2013 to mid-February 2014, the United Kingdom experienced a period of extreme weather during which at least 12 major storms occurred, leading to severe floo ...
Loving Assistance to Those Affected by Flooding in Deggendorf, Germany - By Munich, Germany Relief Team (Originally in German) Heavy rains caused extreme flooding across much of Central Europe in early June 2013, with the greatest damage occurring in the southern and eastern German states, the Czech Republic and Austria. ...
Master’s Love Shared with Animal Friends Flooded in Poland - By Poland News Team (Originally in Polish) In June 2013 as a result of heavy rains and rivers overflowing, vast areas of Poland were flooded. Fortunately, firefighters were quickly called into action to help prevent inhabited areas from being inundat ...
Bringing Love and Warm Meals to Hungarian Relief Workers - On June 9, 2013, following heavy rains, the Danube River overflowed its banks. In Budapest, Hungary, the river peaked at a record high level of 8.91 meters, necessitating more than 1,200 people throughout the country to be evacuated from their homes. ...
Restoring Homes and Faith in the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain - In mid-June 2013, unusually warm weather in the Pyrenees Mountains in northern Spain caused rapidly melting snow and severe flooding. Hearing of the devastation, Supreme Master Ching Hai offered €5,000, asking that our Association members provide a ...
Sending Humanitarian Help to Flood-Affected Individuals in the Czech Republic - By Czech Republic Relief Team (Originally in Czech) Historic Central European flooding in June 2013 from intensive rainfall caused extreme damage to many countries including the Czech Republic. It was reported that over 430,000 homes were affected, m ...
Loving Support for Flood-Affected Individuals in Austria - Upon learning of the flooding, Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly contributed a relief fund of €10,000 and requested our local Association members to help those affected. ...
Offering Comfort in the South of France - By South of France Relief Team (Originally in French) Responding to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s compassionate request to bring warmth and comfort to the homeless during the cold winter of 2012-2013, members of our Association from the south of Fran ...
Red Cross Aid Brings Relief to Bosnia and Herzegovina - In January 2013, heavy snowfall and plummeting temperatures of -23 degrees Celsius left residents of 10 mountainous municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina without basic necessities. ...
Helping the Homeless in France and Italy - By France News Group (Originally in French) In December 2012, upon hearing Master’s benevolent instructions to bring warmth to those in need during the winter, members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association from France formed a ...
Sending Master’s Love and Comfort to Flood-Affected Individuals in the United Kingdom - By United Kingdom Relief Team (Originally in English) During September 2012, the worst storm in 30 years hit Great Britain bringing heavy rains and a series of floods to many parts of the country. The severity of the disaster eased in October, but ra ...
Winter Relief for Slovenia’s Homeless - During the winter of 2012-13, responding to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to help the less fortunate during the cold weather, our Slovenian Association members purchased winter necessities for residents of local shelters with €100 ...
A Winter Surprise for Homeless Individuals in Bulgaria - In December 2012 Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly provided €1,000 in relief funds and asked our Association members in Bulgaria to give assistance to the homeless and needy in their area. ...
Warmth for the Those in Need in Spain - By Spain News Team (Originally in Spanish) During the most severe winter days of 2012-13, Supreme Master Ching Hai’s compassionate heart reached out to the most needy as She requested our Association members provide warmth and love to the less fort ...
Warm Hearts, Warm Feet in Poland - By Poland News Team (Originally in Polish) December 2012 In December 2012, responding to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s caring request to provide warmth to those in need, our Association members in Poland met with the Chrześcijańskie Stowarzyszenie D ...
Bringing Holiday Cheer to the Less Fortunate in Germany - Following the compassionate example and caring instructions of Supreme Master Ching Hai to help individuals in need, especially during the cold winter months, our Association members from Germany’s Hamburg Center contributed approximately €1,000 ...
Bringing Warmth to Those in Need in Norway - During a severe cold spell in Norway in early December 2012, we were deeply touched by Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving and compassionate request for our local Association members to bring warmth to those in need. ...
Charitable Contributions Warm Austria’s Street Residents - Street residents of Austria’s cities became warmer in December 2012 through Supreme Master Ching Hai’s benevolent contribution of €7,650 in winter relief aid. ...
God’s Guiding Hand Brings Comfort to the Flood-Affected in Italy - By France Relief Team (Originally in English) In November, 2012, Italy was deluged by unprecedented flooding. Upon hearing this unfortunate news, Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly contributed €10,000 to assist flood victims. Furthermore, She instru ...
Making a Difference with the Red Cross of Montenegro and the Red Cross of Serbia - In November 2012, upon hearing that the Red Cross of Montenegro and the Red Cross of Serbia were in need of financial support, Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately offered US$10,000 to each charitable organization to help them meet humanitarian neces ...

Helping Our Animal Friends at A Place of Peace in Australia - After widespread flooding in NSW, Australia, our vulnerable animal friends were helped by our Sydney Association members ...
Assisting Residents and Schools Affected by Cyclone Winston in Fiji - On February 20, 2016, Fiji was struck by Cyclone Winston, the strongest tropical cyclone (category 5) ever recorded to make landfall in the southern hemisphere. Keeping in mind Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction of helping those in need, ...
Providing Relief for Those Affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu - On March 13, 2015, Cyclone Pam devastated the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu with winds as high as 270 kilometers (168 miles) an hour, taking 17 lives and leaving approximately 65,000 people homeless. Having received Supreme Master Ching Hai’ ...
Cyclone Ita Relief in Australia - By Brisbane, Australia Relief Team (Originally in English) On the weekend of May 10, 2014, three of our Brisbane Association members traveled to northern Queensland to assist the local people who were still recovering from the impact of the previous ...
Strong Community Support in Perth, Australia Following Bushfire - On the morning of January 12, 2014, a devastating bushfire broke out in Parkerville within the Perth Hills, Western Australia. Exacerbated by an intense heat wave at the time, the fire quickly spread to the surrounding neighborhoods including Stonevi ...
Offering Love and Assistance in Tasmania Following Bushfires - In January and February 2013, the worst bushfires in more than 40 years struck southeastern Tasmania, severely affecting both humans and wildlife in the area and destroying more than 200 homes. To help the fire-affected, Supreme Master Ching Hai sent ...
Providing Vegan Food to Canine Friends in New Zealand - By News Zealand Relief Team (Originally in English) Following the destructive earthquakes that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February and June 2011, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed an additional NZD 10,000 for purchasing vegan food ...

~Updated Apr. 7, 2017~ Summary of Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Other Refugee Relief Work in Europe, September 2015 to January 2017 - Summary of Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Other Refugee Relief Work in Europe, September 2015 To January 2017 ...
Expenditures for Other Relief Work and Charitable Contributions Around the World - Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Other Relief Work and Charitable Contributions Around the World ...
Warmth in Winter Relief Work Around the World
 - Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Warmth in Winter Relief Work Around the World from December 2012 to March 2013 Country Description Amount Appendix     Local Currency USD    USA New York City: Long t ...
Expenditures for Charitable and Relief Activities in Formosa - Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Charitable and Relief Activities in Formosa ...