The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and Mercy Corps commenced their cooperative project – the Rain Water Catchment Systems for Schools and Community Centers in Jordan – in July 2018. This project aims to enhance the ability of people in communities on water conservation through the installation and repairs of rainwater catchment systems and through awareness raising activities.
The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and CARE Nepal cooperated to implement two one-year projects in Gorkha District, Nepal, following the earthquakes of 2015. Through these two projects, the TaiwanICDF has assisted over 3,000 earthquake-affected households to recover their food security and improve livelihood, and to increase their income.
The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and CARE Honduras commenced a cooperative project—Improving Community Resilience in the Dry Corridor of Honduras Project– in December 2017. This project aims to assist targeted areas in improving resilience to drought.
The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital will work in partnership with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health to implement the Maternal and Neonatal Health Care Improvement Project in order to enhance the institutional capacity of medical care units and to improve the quality of maternal and neonatal health care by using Taiwan’s advantages in the public health and medical field. This project is expected to start in April 2017.
In December 2015, the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and CARE Nepal commenced their first cooperative project in Gorkha District, Nepal—one of the worst affected districts of the disastrous earthquakes in April and May 2015—to support the food security and livelihood needs of the vulnerable populations during the recovery phase of the post-disaster period. The positive results of the cooperation have prompted the two organizations to initiate another one-year project, the Gorkha Food Security and Livelihoods Enhancement Program, in December 2016.
Bénéwendé Sankara, First VicePresident of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso and the president of the Union for Rebirth/Sankarist Movement (UNIR/MS) party, led a seven-member delegation to visit the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) on April 22, 2016.
A completion ceremony for a well rehabilitated as part of the Well Rehabilitation in Host Communities Project in Northern Jordan carried out by the TaiwanICDF and Mercy Corps took place on May 18. Now fully functional, the well will be able to provide more than 50 percent more water than before, supplying some 43,500 people with safe water every day, and enhancing local public health and safety and basic living standards.
In 2011, two events in eastern parts of Africa made headlines around the world.
Firstly, there was the independence of South Sudan, which, while being cause for great optimism, also led to a period of intense conflict in certain regions of the world‟s newest nation, blighting the lives of those involved due to a serious threat to local food security.
Behind the physical damage caused by the Haiti earthquake on January 12, there is the wider catastrophe. For every house destroyed, there is a family struggling to respond, homeless and often without hope. For every road rendered impassable, there is a relief organization struggling to get help to those who need it most.
Jesula St. Louis and her family are now living in a temporary camp on grounds of the Ecole Nationale de Frères. When the earthquake struck, Jesula was out on the street, making her living selling small foodstuffs to her neighbors.
- 15-member TaiwanICDF Mobile Medical Mission
- Further shipment of 200 tons of rice
- Technical Mission in Haiti assists in the release of 50 tons of rice for immediate distribution
- Haiti Reconstruction Planning Group established to coordinate Taiwan's long-term response to the disaster
- 50 tons of emergency aid materials worth US$100,000
- 68-member medical mission
- US$116,000 cash-for-work program
- 200 tons of rice
- Ongoing relief effort by TaiwanICDF Technical Missions in Haiti and the Dominican Republic