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18 May 2018 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

The Red Cross Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan) arrived at Hualien today (May/7/2018) for the third time to help with disaster relief missions, which was caused by the devastating earthquake that struck the eastern county of Taiwan in early February.

18 Sep 2016 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

This year, the TRC volunteers and staffs spent the Mid-Autumn Festival with their colleagues. Typhoon Meranti and typhoon Malakas took a swipe at Taiwan one by one during the four-day holidays. All four of the TRC Disaster Rescue Teams and the TRC Disaster Preparedness Centers, Branches and Chapters across Taiwan were already on standby before the typhoon made its landfall.

24 Aug 2016 description

After the emergency relief aid to the survivors of Typhoon Nepartak in Taiwan, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation continuously cooperates with Tzu Chi Hospital to provide free medical care for them.

24 Apr 2016 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

Earlier today, the Taiwan Red Cross launched another delivery of condolence pay, monetary support and household electronic appliances at Kun Shan Elementary School in Tainan City. More than NT$18 million was distributed to beneficiaries of 120 cases.

17 Mar 2016 description

The devastating earthquake on Feb. 6, 2016 in Tainan, Taiwan did more than the devastation of 117 killed and more than 500 people injured. It also caused heartache, guilt, regrets, anguish, and many other mix emotion for hundreds of affected families, just as they were preparing for the most important Chinese holiday of the year. Celebrations for Chinese New Year were canceled.

16 Feb 2016 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

Following the Tainan earthquake that rocked Southern Taiwan on 6 February, the Taiwan Red Cross is announcing our plans for a recovery project. The Tainan Earthquake Recovery Project will include condolence pay for the bereaved or those injured in the disaster, monetary support for injured victims in need of recovery care, monetary support for amputees, emergency welfare funding, psychosocial support, monetary support for educational fees for children, and funding to replace damaged household appliances.

11 Feb 2016 description

Five days after the 2/6 Tainan earthquake disaster, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi volunteers continue to provide hot meals and material and emotional care for survivors and family members at four relief service stations, hospitals and funeral homes around the city.

With around 1000 volunteer shifts per day, volunteers have cared for 388 affected families as well as 179 patients and family members at the hospitals from Feb 6 to 10. A total of 5977 volunteer shifts included 61 medical professionals.

09 Feb 2016 description

At least 40 people were killed in the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that rocked southern Taiwan on 2/6. At this time, over 100 people are still missing, and almost 500 injured.

In Tainan, volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation mobilized within minutes after the earthquake happened. For the past 80 hours, Tzu Chi volunteers have tirelessly provided humanitarian aid for the survivors and accompanied the rescuers.

Presently, Tzu Chi’s relief aid has included:

08 Feb 2016 description

The situation

Following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that affected the city of Tainan near Kaohsiung city, Taiwan, the Taiwan Red Cross Organization (TRCO) has mounted an emergency response in support of ongoing efforts of the authorities. The shallow quake – with a depth of 10 kilometres – struck at 03:57h local time (UTC +8) on Saturday, 6 February 2016, when most residents were still sleeping. The quake caused considerable damage to buildings, including multi-storey residential apartments.

07 Feb 2016 description

By Hler Gudjonsson, IFRC

The death toll continues to rise in Tainan City after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Kaohsiung province in the South of Taiwan on Saturday morning.

As extensive rescue operations continued late Sunday, 26 deaths have been confirmed, and around 520 people are known to have been injured. 121 people are believed to be still trapped in a number of collapsed buildings and rescue teams are working around the clock to find survivors.

06 Feb 2016 description

At the first tremor, over 500 volunteers from Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation immediately mobilized. Within minutes of the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck southern Taiwan at 3:47 am on February 6, Tzu Chi volunteers had already set up a disaster relief coordination center, and soon after 4 am, volunteers had gathered to prepare hot breakfast for those affected.

04 Sep 2012 description

After Typhoon Tembin devastated the southern tip of Taiwan, on August 29, Tzu Chi volunteers distributed relief aid money to more than 1,300 families in the worst affected areas. They also began to draw up plans for medium- and long-term aid for them.

02 Aug 2012 description
report Voice of America

Typhoon Saola is moving slowly across Taiwan, dumping torrential rains, triggering landslides, and forcing nearly the entire island to shut down.

Government officials warned residents to stay in their homes Thursday because of the powerful storm, which has already been blamed for four deaths in Taiwan.

Dozens of flights have been cancelled and major financial markets closed because of Saola, which is packing winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour.

26 Aug 2009 description


19 Aug 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA HQ in New York. It covers the period from 6 August to 18 August 2009.


- Over 650 people feared dead.

- Rescue efforts pick up as heavy lift aircrafts arrive in Taipei.

- More than 24,000 evacuated. 5,300 evacuees housed in emergency temporary shelters.

- Aid assistance provided by 59 countries.

- Transportation infrastructure and potable water identified as priority concerns.


18 Aug 2009 description


14 Aug 2009 description

Taipei_(dpa) _ Foreign aid began to arrive in Taiwan Friday for the survivors of typhoon-triggered mudslides, as hundreds of survivors are still trapped in mountains while hundreds more are buried in mountain valleys under tons of rocks and mud.

Israel became the first country to respond to Taiwan's appeals for foreign aid, sending water purifying and water transporting equipment, which arrived Friday night, and was immediately sent to the disaster regions in south Taiwan.

Raphael Gamzou, Israel's representative to Taiwan, said that "if Taiwan needs more, we can give …

14 Aug 2009 description
report AmeriCares

Stamford, CT. - AmeriCares, a disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, is preparing to deliver a shipment carrying medicines and medical supplies to volunteer doctors helping survivors of Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan.

20 May 2009 description

In the morning of May 20, 2009, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed the first imported case of influenza A (H1N1) in Taiwan. The case is a 52-year-old, foreign-born male who took flight CX831 from the United States on May 17, 2009 and arrived at Hong Kong in the afternoon of May 18, 2009. In the evening of May 18, 2009, he took flight CX468 and arrived at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 21:30. Upon arrival, he was detected with a body temperature of 38.3? by the fever screening station in the airport.