Supreme Master Ching Hai shares Her deep concern for the refugees and Her heartfelt gratitude to all the countries helping.
In September 2017, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed US$30,000 to help the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who were in Bangladesh, especially the children, wo..
In a continuous effort to help the refugees and to spread the vegan news in Greece, some of our Association members traveled from Korea and the United Kingdom t..
Over a long period of time, more than 300,000 Rohingyas in Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to seek refuge. By 2015, about 32,000 Rohingyas were regi..
In response to Master’s loving instruction, our international Association members have traveled to different areas, bringing humanitarian aid where refugees are..
According to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) – The UN Refugee Agency, in January and February of 2016, 122,637 people seeking refuge h..
In Ventimiglia in Northern Italy near the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) border of southern France, a volunteer-run shelter is located that has a capacity to hous..
Due to unsafe conditions in their home countries, many refugees have fled to Lebanon, where there are now over one million registered refugees from Syria. Most ..
In response to Master’s compassionate instructions to provide aid for the refugees, in March 2016, our Association members formed a relief team of four; two fro..
Germany is setting a loving example of compassion and true brotherhood for the rest of the world by accepting the most number of refugees among European Union c..
Supreme Master Ching Hai shares Her deep concern for the refugees and Her heartfelt gratitude to all the countries helping.
In September 2017, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed US$30,000 to help the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who were in Bangladesh, especially the children, women and elderly, and instructed our Association members to render aid. Our Association members added US$20,000 to Master’s fund, and on September 25, a relief team of three from Formosa left..
In a continuous effort to help the refugees and to spread the vegan news in Greece, some of our Association members traveled from Korea and the United Kingdom to Athens in July 2017, and joined the local team to partake in a variety of activities.
Each day at the border between Serbia and Croatia near Šid, Serbia, there are at least 150 refugees passing and looking for refreshment, rest and comfort. Most of them are men, but recently a lot of women and children are also trying to pass the border.
Years of unrest, food shortages and conflicts in 2016 in South Sudan have forced at least 100,000 people to flee the new country, with the number of refugees now totaling over one million and the number of internally displaced people at more than 1.6 million.
As many European borders are closed, over 60,000 refugees, according to The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates, are waiting in Greece to have their cases processed. The Greek people’s outstanding attitude to the refugees won them the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize and set an example for the rest of the world to follow for treating those in d..
Summary Of Expenditures By Supreme Master Ching Hai And Her International Association For Other Refugee Relief Work In Europe, September 2015 to January 2017
A few months after Macedonia closed its borders with Greece in March 2016, Idomeni, a Greek village on the border, was evacuated, and thousands of refugees were placed in military camps across Northern Greece. Many of them had to endure harsh, wintery conditions without having proper shelter or clothing. Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s instruc..
Over a long period of time, more than 300,000 Rohingyas in Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to seek refuge. By 2015, about 32,000 Rohingyas were registered and living in the official refugee camps in Bangladesh, with the majority of them remaining refugees living unregistered in the country. To provide assistance to those in need as inst..
In response to Master’s loving instruction, our international Association members have traveled to different areas, bringing humanitarian aid where refugees are in need. One of those places is Athens, Greece, where over 10,000 refugees are currently staying, with most camps filled to maximum capacity. Since November of 2015, a team of our Associati..
According to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) – The UN Refugee Agency, in January and February of 2016, 122,637 people seeking refuge have arrived in Greece. With this number of people, comes the need to provide immediate assistance as they risk the journey in search of a safer home.
In Ventimiglia, Northern Italy, a volunteer-run shelter is located that has a capacity to house about 100 people. Most of the refugees there are families and single women from Afghanistan and different countries in Africa.
Upon learning that the refugee camps in Europe were in need of winter items, and in response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s instruction to assist those less fortunate, our Association members from Surrey, United Kingdom prepared cold weather supplies and delivered them to a warehouse in Calais, France on December 10, 2016.
As the war in Syria has continued to cause extremely difficult conditions for the last six years, especially for the displaced people there, the city of Sweida has received large numbers of citizens from other areas in the country, especially Aleppo and Damascus. To provide aid to these vulnerable individuals and convey Supreme Master Ching Hai’s..
During the Syrian crisis, Sahnaya graciously welcomed 13,350 families from nearby areas who were displaced by war. The refugees are provided with shelter, food, healthcare and clothing by various charitable organizations such as the Red Crescent. More assistance was needed to supply drinking water. Thus, our Association members from the United King..
During the fall and winter of 2015, hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and the Middle East flooded the small country of Slovenia, desperately trying to escape the war. They usually stayed in Slovenia for a couple of days before heading north to Austria, Germany or Scandinavian countries as their final destination. Following Supreme Master..
On March 13, our relief team in Athens went to a warehouse in Elliniko warehouse to help sort out clothing items for children and women so that they could be distributed easily to the refugees. Many volunteers and local Greek people were also there sorting all kinds of donated goods. We also arranged to have about 400 pairs of rain boots to be deli..
According to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) – The UN Refugee Agency, in January and February of 2016, 122,637 people seeking refuge have arrived in Greece. With this number of people, comes the need to provide immediate assistance as they risk the journey in search for a safer home.
Following Master’s caring instruction to help people in times of dire need, our Association members from Croatia formed a relief team and have brought aid to refugees in Croatia and Serbia since November of 2015 to February 2016. In total, we used EUR 7,961 from Master’s fund and EUR 5,416 contributed by our Association members from the United Stat..
Due to unsafe conditions in their home countries, many refugees have fled to Lebanon, where there are now over one million registered refugees from Syria. Most of them cannot afford to travel anywhere else, and have lived in dire conditions for several years.
In response to Master’s compassionate instructions to provide aid for the refugees, in March 2016, our Association members formed a relief team of four; two from Korea, one from the United Kingdom, and one from Australia/Greece. We traveled to Idomeni in northern Greece to assist refugees in need, and share Master’s love with the thousands of refug..
On May 16, 2016, our Paris Center learned from Facebook that 100 new refugees arrived in Paris and were in great need of help, especially food. Our local Association members, following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to assist the refugees, immediately began preparing aid packages.
During the summer 2015, a large number of refugees crossed the south border of Hungary. Many of them did not go to official refugee camps, so they were in desperate need of basic care, such as food, shelter and medical aid. Responding to our beloved Master's instruction to help those in need, our Hungarian Association members also formed a relief t..
In a response to Master’s compassionate instruction to help the refugees and those less fortunate, our Association members from Berlin, Germany used EUR 3,121.46 from Master’s relief fund to provide various aid to refugees, and homeless and disadvantaged individuals in Berlin from late January to early March 2016.
When a group of our Korean Association members were in Paris to promote veganism during COP 21, also known as the Paris 2015 United Nation Climate Change Conference, we took the opportunity to visit a refugee camp on December 6. There, we joined by about 20 other Association members from different countries, including Canada, Germany, Finland, Form..
On January 24, 2016, our Paris Association members contributed heaters and related accessories to the refugee families in need in Grande-Synthe camp in northern France, using the EUR 7,731 fund provided by our Formosan Association members. The recipients were very grateful for the timely assistance in the cold weather.
After hearing of the refugee crisis, Supreme Master Ching Hai instructed our Association members to render aid, and give assistance to those in need where possible. With the EUR 4,640 relief fund provided by our Association members from Formosa and Thailand, one of our Croatian Association members was able to travel to Macedonia, and bring comfort ..
With refugees continuing to arrive in Europe, leaving everything to escape war-torn countries, comes a greater need for assistance as they make their journey to find a safer place to call home. With deep concern for the refugees, Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly asked our Association members to help in whatever way possible to ease the crisis. The..
Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving advice to help people in need, in March 2016, one of our local Association members distributed vegan food and daily necessities to displaced families in Sweida, a city in southwestern Syria. The relief effort was funded using US$4,430 contributed by our Korean Association members.
With Master’s loving instruction to help the refugees, our Association members from Singapore and around the world set off to Athens, Greece where many are in dire need of assistance. Most of the refugees staying in Athens are in Greece with no place else to go due to border restrictions. As these refugees continue to arrive, there is a greater nee..
Germany is setting a loving example of compassion and true brotherhood for the rest of the world by accepting the most number of refugees among European Union countries. As most of the refugees arrive at the Munich train station before being transported to different refugee camps, many Munich citizens greet them warmly with cheers and lots of food...
In response to Master’s loving reminder to assist the refugees, our Association members from Formosa and United Kingdom formed a relief team and traveled to the island of Lesbos, Greece, to lend a hand wherever needed and provide continued support for the refugees.
Upon learning that the Germany Alliance for Civilian Assistance was organizing relief supplies to be sent to Chios Island, Greece to help the refugees every month, our Munich Association members contributed 1,000 kilograms of rice, 500 kilograms of lentils and 350 kilograms of sesame paste to this group. We also plan to fly to the island to offer a..
From November 26 to December 24, 2015, with US$8,427 contributed by our Association members from the United Kingdom, China and Singapore, one of our Association members in Lebanon distributed heaters, heating fuel and blankets to the Syrian families in need seeking refuge in the country. He also provided financial assistance for medication and medi..
In November and December 2015, with the fund provided by our Association members from Singapore and Ireland, one of our Australia Association member was able to help build 12 large tents for a Syrian refugee camp in the city of Tripoli, Lebanon. He also distributed blankets and shoes for children and adults. In addition, he invited some of the refu..
In response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction and Her continuous care for refugees, the working crew from Loving Hut on Lake Klopein in Austria formed a relief team to assist. In November 2015, we traveled to Croatia and to the areas it shares borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. We also went to Serbia near the Macedonia..
In December 2015, based on the request from the Tunisia SOS Village Director, Mr Imed Labben for 100 blankets for Tunisian and Syrian orphans, our local Association member sent US$2,700 (TND 5,500) to the SOS Village. The fund was provided by our Singapore Association members.
In response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to assist the refugees, a relief team of our Association members from Berlin called several refugees organizations to find out their needs. Master contributed EUR 10,000 for our relief efforts.
Responding to Master’s expression of deep concern for the refugees, during December 2015, our Belgian and United Kingdom Association members formed relief teams and visited a refugee camp in Dunkirk, France to provide assistance.
Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to provide assistance for the refugees, on November 21, our Association members in Paris visited three refugee camps in northern France. We distributed military-style sleeping bags designed for very cold temperatures to 50 refugees in a camp in the town of Saint-Omer.
Our Association members from Gunma Center are very concerned about the European refugee situation when we listen to the news about them every day. Following Master’s loving instruction to assist the refugees, when we learned that a Japanese NPO (nonprofit organization) was collecting tents for Syrian refugees, we sent 50 tents through them. During..
Thousands of Cubans, men, women and children, are currently stranded at the Costa Rican borders. Heading to the United States in hopes to improve their economic situation, they have been unable to continue due to border restrictions. The National Emergency Commission of Costa Rica is providing them with food and shelter, but personal care items are..
In response to Master’s deep concern for the refugees and Her loving instruction to assist where possible, our Association members from Singapore formed a relief team and traveled to Europe during December 2015. Our Singapore relief teams, also joined by our United States relief team, have provided aid to refugees in Serbia, Macedonia and Greece.
Knowing Master's deep concern about the refugees' condition, on November 11, 2015 our Polish Association members found out the needs of the refugees from the Austria Center. Accordingly, we prepared warm clothes, dried fruit packages, personal care products for women, diapers, towelettes, napkins and bandages. One of our Association members from Po..
Deeply concerned about the refugees in Austria, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed US$20,000 and instructed our Association members to assist the refugees. In October 2015, our Vienna relief team distributed warm meals to the refugees at the train station in Vienna, Austria using Master’s fund and contributions from our Vienna Association members..
Following Master’s loving instruction to help the refugees, during October and November 2015, our Association members from Geneva, Switzerland have been working with the NGOs, Caravane de Solidarite, Geneve (Caravan of Solidarity, Geneva) and Giving a Little Something, to provide assistance to the refugees in any way we can. Through these two organ..
From November 20 to 22, one of our Association members from Croatia traveled to Serbia to help the refugees with Master's relief fund of US$2,540. In Preševo, gloves and masks for the Red Cross volunteers, and clothes for the refugees were distributed. Our Association member also helped in the preparation of lunch bags and the distribution of food.
As Europe faces record numbers of refugees, Master has compassionately requested that we assist the refugees during their time of need. Therefore, our Association members from Hamburg, Germany joined millions of Germans to welcome the newcomers and provide comfort and assistance to the refugees from September to November 2015.
Our Association members in the Czech Republic collected information from different sources in the country regarding the situation of the refugees. As of November 19, 2015, we learned that out of the 1,000 refugees in the country, approximately 300 have officially asked for asylum and the rest are planning to transit to different countries. All the ..
Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving reminder to help the refugees in the neighboring areas of our local Center in France, in September 2015, our local Association members contributed 80 warm blankets to a camp located near the Ventimiglia train station. We also brought needed supplies such as backpacks, blankets, sleeping bags, clothes and ..
On November 14, 2015, our relief team formed by Association members from Surrey and London, United Kingdom returned to the refugee camp in Calais, France, carrying 200 food parcels, 216 fleece blankets, 500 emergency blankets, 100 pairs of waterproof walking boots, 500 hats, 500 pairs of gloves, 100 pairs of socks, 30 winter jackets and 60 fire ext..
To assist the large number of refugees in Germany, Supreme Master Ching Hai provided US$10,000 and asked our local Association members to provide relief. In November 2015, after doing research, our Association members in Düsseldorf distributed EUR 2,000 to the Refugee Council of Cologne through Diakonie Deutschland (a social welfare organization of..
Conflict and instability have led hundreds of thousands of people to risk their lives, flee their homes and seek a safe haven in other countries, especially those in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 533,000 refugees have reached European Union nations in 2015 so far. Hoping for a better future, many ..