November 2023In August 2023, devastating wildfires ravaged the island of Maui in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Fueled by powerful winds from Hurricane Dora, the fires engulfed the historic town of Lahaina, home to 12,000 people. The disaster marked America’s deadliest wildfire in over a century, claiming the lives of 99 residents and leaving over 80 percent of the town’s buildings damaged or destroyed.
September 2023Despite Nepal’s offer of a decade of free education for its children, only 60 percent finish tenth grade. This is due mainly to poverty and traditional gender bias. In response, Tzu Chi volunteers are collaborating with Lumbini’s public schools to promote school attendance.
July 2023Without money for haircuts or water for washing their hair, rural children in Zimbabwe are commonly infected with scalp ringworm. Tzu Chi volunteers tackle this problem by offering free haircuts and treatments.
May 2023Tzu Chi volunteers are working to address the needs of the underprivileged in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. The needy people there suffer from food insecurity, lack of medical care, and limited access to education.
March 2023The recent Türkiye-Syria earthquakes resulted in staggering destruction and loss of life, shocking the world. Tzu Chi is bringing warmth and love to survivors to help them through the harshest winter of their lives.
January 2023For every hundred Ukrainian refugees currently staying in Poland, two to three have received help from Tzu Chi. As the Russia-Ukraine war drags on, the foundation has launched mid- and long-term aid to further assist people displaced by the war.
November 2022Ukrainian refugee children in Poland are no strangers to stress and trauma. Tzu Chi is teaching them positive strategies and values to help them blossom as warm and healthy children.
September 2022A sick boy in India appeared accidentally on footage filmed for Tzu Chi. Finding him and getting him treatment testifies to the power of Great Love.
July 2022The Ukraine-Russia war has turned life upside down for millions of Ukrainian refugees. Tzu Chi is working with other groups and agencies to bring relief to this suffering group of people.
May 2022No one would willingly choose a life as a refugee—all the more reason that many organizations, Tzu Chi included, is helping to guard their dignity as human beings.
March 2022Typhoon Rai wreaked havoc in the Philippines in December 2021. Tzu Chi volunteers responded by delivering hope in the form of food, necessities, and cash aid to survivors.
January 2022Tzu Chi volunteers face inevitable pain and grief when working to help at a disaster site. But instead of giving in to despair, such experiences prompt them to help others and make the most of their lives.
November 2021After floods in western Europe left death and destruction in their wake, Tzu Chi offered a free hot meal service to help residents begin the long journey back to normalcy.
September 2021Tzu Chi’s Summer Nutritional Support Program exemplifies the benefits that can flow from a collaborative effort among different sectors of society to accomplish a mission of love.
July 2021When Tino Chu, head of Tzu Chi Zimbabwe, fell seriously ill with COVID-19, it was thoughts of those he serves that gave him strength to battle back from the brink of death.
May 2021One after another, Cyclones Chalane and Eloise hit Mozambique at the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021. Tzu Chi sprang into action both times to help the victims find their footing again.
March 2021In 2018, an earthquake brought death and destruction to Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. In the aftermath, Tzu Chi worked to help build villages where survivors could find peace and safety again.
January 2021When a huge explosion devastated a large region of Beirut in August 2020, Tzu Chi stepped in to offer a hand to help the impoverished in the area.
November 2020This article highlights Tzu Chi’s efforts to make homes safer for needy and elderly people. Read how the foundation is helping to reduce falls or accidents through simple but effective preventative measures.
September 2020The next time you use a plastic bag, think before you throw it away. There’s little money in recycling plastic bags, but failing to do so will cost us more in the long run.
July 2020The pandemic has upended lives across the globe. Tzu Chi has been involved from the beginning, bringing relief to those impacted.
May 2020This series of articles spotlights the role of Tzu Chi volunteers in supplying protective gear and food in the fight against COVID-19 in Malaysia.
March 2020Read a first-person account from a resident of Wuhan, China, right before and after the city was locked down due to the coronavirus epidemic.
January 2020Tzu Chi helped farmers in Laos who lost their crops to recent devastating floods rebuild their livelihoods.
November 2019Jing Si Aphorisms, a book that encapsulates the essence of Dharma Master Cheng Yen's teachings, celebrates its 30th birthday this year. This article chronicles the book's impact and how it grew from an idea to a bestseller.
September 2019Tzu Chi volunteers have served needy people in Jordan for over two decades. They persist at their missions, day after day, year after year.
July 2019Many children in this poor country have lost their parents to natural disasters and a major Ebola virus epidemic. It is uncertain if these youngsters will survive to adulthood.
May 2019Despite the crushing devastation after Cyclone Idai, volunteers worked hard to deliver aid supplies into the hands of disaster victims.
March 2019In Penghu County, which consists of an archipelago near Taiwan, Tzu Chi volunteers work hard to collect and recycle garbage.
January 2019For more than ten years, Tzu Chi volunteers in Malaysia have been helping Rohingya refugees that have escaped persecution in Myanmar and settled in Malaysia.
November 2018A hydroelectric dam under construction in Laos collapsed amid heavy rains. More than 6,000 people were displaced.
September 2018Since the terrifying tsunami in 2004, Tzu Chi volunteers have often returned to help needy people there.
July 2018Ten years ago, a devastating earthquake rocked Sichuan Province, China. It bore witness to how such catastrophes can bring out the best in people.