The Red Cross Society of The Republic of China(Taiwan)

Past Projects

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Taiwan's Relief Operations in Mainland China
No. Date Name of Event Relief Actions Summary
1 2010/8 Gansu landslides Donations, goods, & construction aid On August 8, Gannan Prefecture’s Zhouqu County in the Gansu Province suffered a catastrophic landslide, affecting 26,470 people, killing 1,489 and leaving 276 missing. US$100,000 was donated in emergency relief funding, followed by NT$19,114,053 used to construct the Zhouqu County Hospital Outpatient Complex, increase disaster relief preparedness and promotion, purchase emergency relief supplies and print promotional material.
2 2010/4 Qinghai earthquake Donations, goods, medical teams, & construction aid On April 14, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’s Yushu County in Qinghai Province was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, affecting an estimated 200,000 people. US$100,000 was donated and 20 medical personnel were deployed to Xining City and Golmud City of Qinghai Province to provide rescue relief. Medical supplies and 432 ready-to-eat meal boxes were delivered. We also assisted in reconstructing the town's health center and promoting several civil service actions.
3 2008/5 Wenchuan earthquake Goods, disaster relief team, medical teams, hardware reconstruction, Sichuan Earthquake Alliance, & Winter Plum Scholastic Aid

On May 12, Chengdu’s Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province was hit by a magnitude 8 earthquake. Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu were the worst-hit areas, totaling more than 45.5 million victims. Fundraising began May 13 and NT$1,593,383,319 in cash was raised, plus accrued interest of NT$29,722,646 by December 31, 2011, resulting in a total of NT$1,623,091,320.

Emergency Relief Efforts:

  1. May 15: Delivered 500 tents, 7,000 jackets, 200 family-sized first aid kits and other emergency rescue items by air.
  2. May 16: Disaster relief teams deployed. Medical teams were sent in on May 20 to help rescue victims.
  3. November 19: Donated 2,120 beds to the Tibetan and Qiang tribes within the hardest-hit Mao County.

Hardware Reconstruction:
Completed reconstruction of 43 schools, 43 health centers and 1 rehabilitation center in Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi. In detail:

  1. Sichuan’s Chengdu, Ya'an, Guangyuan, Deyang and Aba County: Assisted in constructing 11 schools, 9 health centers, and 1 rehabilitation center.
  2. Xihe County, Longnan City, Ganshu Province: Assisted in constructing 21 schools and 19 health centers.
  3. Mian County, Hanzhong City, Shaaxi Province: Assisted in constructing 11 schools and 15 health centers.
    As of June 2011, a total of 87 projects had been completed. More than 32,600 students and 1.5 million villagers will benefit from reconstruction efforts.

Software Reconstruction:

  1. Winter Plum Project: Provides children living in affected areas with educational and maintenance grants through long-term subsidies. Also works with the Chishan Social Welfare Foundation on the Sichuan Mao County Qiang Tribe's Scholastic Program.
  2. Community Reconstruction Plan: Establish Community Reconstruction Centers or provide pediatric, women, medical and physical care services to affected communities through program grants. This is a six-year plan scheduled for completion in 2014. The Red Cross and the 512 Taiwan Sichuan Earthquake Service Alliance established Community Reconstruction Centers in four major reconstruction sites to provide child counseling, community development, health care and other services to the underprivileged.
  3. Underprivileged Care Plan: Provide timely care for the underprivileged, specifically:
    - Distributed 17,325 winter blankets to Sichuan's Mao County, Wen City, Ya'an City and the Xihe villagers of Gansu;
    - Distributed 5,000 bags of flour to Gansu's Xihe Village;
    - Provided 5 ambulances to remote areas in Sichuan’s Nanjiang County.
  4. Promote and strengthen disaster preparedness: Promoting disaster education and community preparedness, constructing community preparedness disaster relief warehouses and regional multi-function disaster relief centers, improve relief material logistics management systems, increase training and support for disaster relief and reconstruction-related professionals.
4 1999/7 Yangtze River floods Goods Torrential rains hit the Yangtze River, affecting Sichuan, Hubei, Zhejiang and Anhui Provinces most severely. 59.39 million were affected, with 480,000 houses having collapsed and 167 damaged.
64,140 ration packets, 250 tents and 1,250 spray units were donated.
5 1988/11 Yunnan earthquake Goods On November 19th, a number of major, consecutive earthquakes hit the Ninglang region in Yunnan, causing serious damages. Numbers affected reached 130,000, with 22,800 houses damaged and 5,250 collapsed. Joining forces with the government, we cooperatively donated NT$3 million, purchased 3,000 blankets and 5,000 boxes of food rations.
6 1998/3 Yangtze River floods Donations & goods Eight provinces along the Yangtze River were stricken by flooding. Monetary donations of NT$20.30 million were used to purchase 2,500 spray units, 3,000 double-size beds, 10 ambulances, 756 metric tons of rice, 400,000 ration packs and an additional US$20,000 was donated for the procurement of medicine.
7 1998/1 Hebei earthquake Donations & goods On January 10, Hebei Province’s Zhangjiakou City was hit by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, injuring 12,000 and destroying more than 100,000 houses. NT$4 million worth of donation funds was used for the procurement of medicine. Another NT$2 million was used to procure and distribute rice rations on April 20.
8 1997/6 Guangdong flood in various provinces Goods On July 6, Guangdong and several other provinces were hit by floods caused by a typhoon, affecting more than 35 million. Donations included 216 metric tons of rice, 1,250 spray units, 2,800 double-size blankets and medicine.
9 1996/6 Central and southern China regional floods Donations & goods At the end of June, central and southern China suffered major floods due to heavy rains. US$100,000 was donated for the procurement of food and medical supplies and another 720 metric tons of rice was donated.
10 1996/4 Qinghai snowstorm Donations Six counties in Qinghai’s Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Region had experienced 43 incidences of snowfall since November 1995. NT$1 million was donated for the procurement of food and medical supplies.
11 1996/4 Inner Mongolia forest fires Donations On April 29, fires spread through the forests of New Barag Banner and Evenki Banner in Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia. A disaster relief donation of US$50,000 was used to purchase necessary tents, blankets and 1 ambulance.
12 1996/2 Yunnan 7-magnitude earthquake Donations & goods On February 3, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck the Lijiang Region in Yunnan. A donation of US$100,000 was made for the procurement of medicine and blankets; another NT$30.5 million was donated for purchasing medicine and other relief supplies.
13 1995/5 Central and southern China torrential rains Donations & goods A joint donation of US$200,000 was made with CARES. Following further serious flooding in July, a donation of 990 metric tons of rice, medical supplies, 100,000 rations, 26,730 packs of instant noodles, 15,000 sets of long-sleeved cotton underwear, 5,100 pairs of jeans, 22,428 sets of clothing and 2,500 agricultural spray kits were delivered.
14 1994/12 Xinjiang fires Donations On December 13, Karamay City in Xinjiang suffered serious casualties from a major fire. A donation of US$50,000 was made.
15 1994/9 Typhoon Foret Goods In 1994, Typhoon Foret hit Zhejiang. A donation of 200 metric tons of rice, 1,000 double -sized blankets, 10,000 pairs of cotton underwear and a shipment of medicine was made.
16 1993/9 Mainland China's Qinghai regional floods Donations & goods In September, a breach of the Qinghai reservoir caused severe damage. 500 metric tons of rice, 97,200 servings of food rations, 94 boxes of medical drugs, two kinds of pesticides, 800 spray units and an additional donation of NT$896,570 was made.
17 1993/6 Central and southern China monsoon Goods In June, monsoon rain caused major disasters. A donation of 500 metric tons of food and clothing were given.
18 1993/1 Yunnan Pu'er earthquake Donations & goods After the earthquake, a donation of 18 metric tons of rice, 2,500 single and double-sized blankets, 3,000 jackets, 164 boxes of medical supplies and a donation of NT$430,00 million were made.
19 1992/7 Norther China drought; southern China floods Donations US$300,000 was donated on July 17 to alleviate adverse situations caused by drought in Northern China and floods in Southern China.
20 1992/4 Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Yunan regional floods Donations In April, disastrous torrential rains hit the Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Yunnan regions. A donation of US$200,000 was made in late April.
21 1991/6 Central China floods Goods Floods occurred in Central China. US$200,000 and 10,000 metric tons of rice were donated. From 1992 to 1994, more than NT$890.01 million was donated towards the purchasing of relief supplies.
22 1991/5 Shanxi, Guangdong mine disasters Donations Shanxi’s Sanjiao River coal mine and Guangdong’s Qingshuigang tin mine collapsed, killing hundreds of miners. A donation of NT$1.72 million was made on June 25.
23 1990/8 Fujian and Zhejiang hurricanes Goods From the end of August to early September, typhoons Yancy and Abe hit Fujian and Zhejiang and caused coastal disasters. A donation of 122.5 metric tons of rice was made.
24 1990/6 Central China floods Goods Floods hit central China in mid-June. A donation of 175 metric tons of rice was made.
25 1990/4 Qinghai earthquake Donations On April 26, Southern Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province was struck by an earthquake. A donation of NT$1,408,228 (HK$ 390,000) was made.
26 1989/10 Shanxi and Hebei regional earthquakes Goods On October 18, an earthquake hit the border region of Shanxi and Hebei. A series of donations totaling 105 metric tons of rice and 4,200 bags of flour (92.4 metric tons) were made.
27 1989/7 Central and sourthern China floods Donations & goods Torrential rain across Central, Southern and Northeast China caused disasters. On August 4, a donation of US$100,000 was made. On August 23, a donation of 17,500 kg of rice was given. This marks the first time disaster relief goods were donated to Mainland China.
28 1988/11 Yunnan earthquake Donations On November 6th, an earthquake hit Lancang County in Yunnan. A donation of U$1 million was made.

Taiwan International Relief Operations
No. Date Name of Event Summary
1 2011/12 Philippines typhoon Mindanao, Philippines was severely hit by Typhoon Vasile.
A US$50,000 emergency relief donation was given to the Philippine National Red Cross. Following the IFRC appeal, 3,000 sets of sleeping bags, sleeping mats, wool blankets, jackets and 1,000 sets of daily necessities were donated to the Philippine National Red Cross in January 2012.

From February 7-10, 2012, Secretary General Wu flew to the Philippines to participate in the donation event and visited disaster areas.
2 2011/10 Turkey earthquake On October 23, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey. A passive fundraiser at our Society raised a total of US$1,100. Through the IFRC, Taiwanese civilian donations were remitted to Turkey for disaster relief. Through this practice, a cooperation model was established with the International Red Cross Organization.
3 2011/8 Thailand floods Between the months of June and August, severe flooding occurred in Thailand. IFRC released an urgent appeal via the internet for disaster relief goods donations.
In December, a donation of 5,000 water containers and 500 tents was made to Kuala Lumpur's Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre.
4 2011/7 East Africa drought In July, the Horn of Africa suffered a severe drought, with tens of millions in need of food and drinking water. IFRC launched an urgent appeal to each country.
After contacting the IFRC and conducting further assessment, a donation of US$200,000 was made to the IFRC and ICRC for the purpose of offering assistance to the International Federation and Kenya Red Cross to assist in purchasing grain-based food.

Supported the ICRC within Somalia for the implementation of international humanitarian relief operations, providing the public with food, health care, health and disease treatment and other needs.

Initiated fundraising which raised US$715,000, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided US$100,000 to jointly provide disaster assistance for children and people in East Africa.
5 2011/3 311 Japan earthquake On March 11, a major earthquake struck Eastern Japan and caused a tsunami, resulting in major casualties in Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures.

On March 21, attended the International Federation's Asia-Pacific Conference Call for Japanese disaster relief to better understand the situation and to update our association's latest progress. After the Call, we collaborated with the Japanese Red Cross to launch the "Believe in Hope: Fight & Smile" Japan Relief Television Fundraising Gala.

Donated US$20 million (equivalent to NT$580.05 million) to the Japanese Red Cross for post-disaster emergency relief purposes.

After 6 negotiations with Japanese officials, we finalized our decision to focus on the hardest-hit Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures, investing in public and senior housing, nursery schools, after-school tutoring centers, hospitals, public welfare centers and six other redevelopment projects, with an estimated project budget of about NT$1.750 billion, from which more than 75,000 would benefit. President Chen Chang-Wen led a delegation from February 26-March 3 to disaster areas in Japan, offering relief and care.
6 2010/7 Pakistan floods Beginning on July 22, 2010, continuous heavy rains hit northwestern Pakistan, causing the worst flooding in 80 years.

Fundraising events were launched on August 16, raising NT$16,059,216. In collaboration with the International Federation and Pakistan Red Crescent Society, we began providing logistical support for water supply sanitation and community disaster relief efforts; these efforts are ongoing and have been highly effective.
7 2010/1 Haiti disaster relief On December 21, 2011, Haiti experienced a magnitude 7.0 earthquake.
We initiated fundraising on January 14, 2010, raising NT$157,401,574 in total, which were entirely devoted to emergency relief efforts for rebuilding New Hope Village in Haiti.

In August and December of 2011, we visited Haiti to assess reconstruction progress and contacted the local Red Cross and other charitable organizations, fostering exchanges.
8 2008/5 Myanmar cyclone disaster On May 2-3, 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept through central and southern Myanmar, resulting in close to 78,000 deaths, 56,000 missing people and hundreds affected by the disaster.

Fundraising began on May 7, 2008, raising NT$57, 536,400, plus NT$697,349 in interest accrued by September, 30, 2011, amounting to a total of NT$58,233,749. The donation was made to the International Federation's Disaster Relief Efforts in collaboration with the Myanmar Red Cross to rebuild schools and health centers, construct temporary housing and to support disaster recovery and livelihood programs.
9 2007/7 Myanmar disaster relief Visited the Myanmar National Red Cross and the International Federation's Delegation to Myanmar to better understand the progress and results of the Myanmar Red Cross Disaster Preparedness and Organizational Development Project, to which our Society donated US$1 million to via the South Asian tsunami donation fund.
10 2004/12 South Asia earthquake On December 26th, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit the South Asian region, followed by a tsunami, with an estimated of more than 300,000 dead or missing persons and millions displaced.

A total of NT$782,365,752 was raised, and including accrued interest and excluding total expenditures, totaled NT$675,932,393, which was used to support South Asian countries affected by the tsunami in their various reconstruction projects, namely: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

Surplus donation funds of NT$16,433,359, with an accrued interest of NT$22,727 by December 3, 2011, resulted in a total of NT$16,654,086. Adhering to the principle of utilizing project funds for specified purposes and after conferring with the International Federation, we confirmed that the remaining funds would be used in full towards the implementation of the International Federation's new South Asian Tsunami project.
11 2003/12 Iran relief On December 26, Bam City in southern Iran’s Kerman Province was struck by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake, causing serious casualties.

Donated 5,000 blankets, 5,000 jackets, 500 family-sized tents and collaborated with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' global fundraising plan. On January 8, 2004, we collected 10,000 jackets, 8,000 wool blankets, 3,000 wool knit hats, 3,600 pairs of wool socks and other warm clothing and supplies. We then shipped these supplies to Iran and distributed them to victims through the Iranian Red Crescent Society.

From December 2003 to February 2004, we launched the "Send Love to Iran" disaster relief fundraiser, raising a total of NT$13,218,112. After deducting related costs, such as the cost of relief supplies, we donated NT$6,631,392 (roughly US$198,800). Donations were used to support the Federation in their implementation of the Iran Earthquake Reconstruction Plan.
12 2002/8 Afghanistan, Congo relief efforts Supported the International Federation in its fundraising efforts for Afghan crisis disaster relief operations and Congo disaster relief; donations raised were US$3,900 and US$238.5, respectively.