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17 May 2017 description

Bangkok is home to roughly 8,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers, primarily originating from Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. As a non-signatory of the 1951 Geneva convention and the 1967 protocol, Thailand, with strict anti-immigration laws and government checkpoints, has become a harsh environment for the refugees and asylum-seekers, as they relentlessly face fears of detention and have no means of supporting themselves through employment.

18 Feb 2011 description

Following the deadly floods July and August, 2010 that brought severe damage to large parts of Pakistan, in November of the same year Tzu Chi carried out aid distributions for seven thousand families with 24,856 blankets and 105 tons of instant rice. On Saturday, February 5th, Tzu Chi dispatched a team of 17 volunteers from Taiwan to Pakistan, to bring humanitarian aid to the worst-hit Sindh Province.

29 Oct 2010 description

A 10-member relief team organized by the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation arrived in Karachi of Pakistan late at night on Oct.24 2010, and will soon begin distributing 10 cargo containers of relief supplies, which were shipped earlier from Taiwan.

13 Mar 2006 description

On the 8th of October 2005 a major earthquake struck Southern Asia. According to Islamabad officials, the 7.6-magnitude temblor claimed more than 73,000 lives in Pakistan. In addition, 70,000 were injured and three million left homeless.

17 Nov 2005 description

The Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation distributed tents, blankets and other relief materials to over 1,000 quake-affected families in Pakistani Kashmir on Nov. 10-11, 2005. Currently, 330 tent houses are being built at a shelter site in Chattar Kalas.

In response to the devastating quake of Oct. 8, Tzu Chi has sent two relief-medical teams to Kashmir to survey the affected areas and provide relief and medical services. Tzu Chi doctors treated 2,140 patients between Oct. 24 and Nov. 12.

04 Nov 2005 description

The Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation dispatched its second relief-medical team to Pakistan on Nov. 1 to help the survivors of a devastating earthquake that struck Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Oct. 8.

Members of the 16-man team included six doctors, two pharmacists, three Da Ai TV journalists, and two volunteers from Taiwan. Two Tzu Chi volunteers from Malaysia and one from Indonesia also joined the mission.

This team was sent to relieve the first relief team who have been working in Pakistan since Oct.

25 Oct 2005 description

A 17-member team dispatched by the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation began surveying earthquake-wrecked villages surrounding Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, on Oct. 23 and held its first medical clinic for the injured residents on Oct. 24.

19 Oct 2005 description

A 15-member relief team organized by the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation arrived in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on Oct. 19 to join relief operations for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the northern regions of Pakistan on Oct. 8.

The mission consists of Tzu Chi volunteers, medical personnel and journalists from Taiwan, Jordan, Turkey, Malaysia, and Indonesia. A Taipei-based Pakistani trader went with the mission to serve as an interpreter.