Global Projects

Compassion knows no borders. At the Tzu Chi Center, we are honored to present our humanitarian missions outside the US, taking place among vibrant communities for which traditional aid falls short or worse – does not exist.

El Menahil Promise

After civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, together we saw the largest refugee crisis of our time. El Menahil Promise is dedicated to supporting the needs of Syrian refugee children and their families now living in Turkey. With all those connected to El Menahil School in Istanbul, we’re providing promising opportunities for children and adults to heal from the past, embrace the present, and see hope after war.

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Keeping Hope Alive: 10 Years of Care in Haiti

When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti in 2010, Tzu Chi volunteers travelled there to provide disaster relief. What they did instead – even through hurricanes, floods, and all that has followed – was plant seeds of love that have blossomed over the past decade. Through our photos, we bore witness to mankind’s extraordinary resilience, courage, and resolve to choose hope.

Rebuilding With Faith

In 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Ecuador’s coast – crumbling a beloved place of worship in the city of Canoa. Committed to restoring this beacon of hope for its residents, Tzu Chi USA began an ambitious effort to rebuild. The Church of Canoa and its grounds finally reopened to the public in July 2019.

Rebuilding With Trust and Love

Sitting on top of three tectonic plates, Mexico is one of the most seismically active countries in the world. In 2017, the Puebla Earthquake struck near Mexico City, resulting in chaos, injury, and great destruction. When Tzu Chi volunteers began to offer disaster relief, they discovered a people and culture very deeply rooted in survival, strength, and an ancient legacy.

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

After Ebola swept the West African nation, Tzu Chi has been providing aid since 2015, distributing food, beds, and more.

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Nepal

Nepal

When a deadly earthquake killed thousands in Nepal in 2015, Tzu Chi volunteers brought emergency relief and medical care.

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France

France

Since 2011, Tzu Chi first provided aid in Honduras after catastrophic floods and went on to build a village of permanent homes.

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Honduras

Honduras

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Thailand

Thailand

In 2015, Tzu Chi volunteers provided vital medical care for refugees after the shutdown of the Bangkok Refugee Center.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in 2017, Tzu Chi volunteers brought emergency aid and supplies.

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The Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief operates under Tzu Chi USA, the American chapter of the global Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Your generosity guarantees support for Tzu Chi USA’s humanitarian missions as they go forward.

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