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Tzu Chi Distributes to 50,000 Pakistanis

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On November 2 and 3, Tzu Chi volunteers distributed instant rice and blankets to 50,000 people displaced by floods and living in camps in the south Pakistan province of Sindh. They also gave out a letter of support from Dharma Master Cheng Yen.

It was the first distribution by the foundation since unprecedented rainfall swept the country from July, covering up to 20 per cent of the nation in water. It decided to start its aid in Sindh, one of the worst hit provinces, where the floods have killed 400 people and forced 1.8 million to live in 4,680 camps. It held the distribution at a large sugar factory in Sujawal, in the Thatta district. This is a plain where farmers produce rice, cotton and sugar cane: the area has been covered by water, so that the residents have lost not only their homes but also their crops. The eight-member team from Taiwan was helped by local students and businessmen as well as nearly 100 volunteers who received pay under a work-for-relief program. Security was provided by the local police.

Tzu Chi gave out 103 tons of instant rice and 25,000 blankets made from recycled plastic bottles to 6,800 households; each received 15 kg of rice and four blankets. They also distributed 8,000 letters written by Master Cheng Yen and translated into the local language, in which she expressed her compassion for the suffering of the people and her hopes of a better life for them.

A member of the team, Chen Jinfa, said that they needed to use everything they had learnt, to ensure that the distribution went smoothly: “that is what the Master has told us to do – to allow these suffering people to receive the goods as quickly as possible, so that they may happily return home.”

They were assisted by nearly 30 students from Karachi recruited by a local volunteer named Asif. Before the distribution, the students attended a training session to learn the foundation’s principles of “gratitude, respect and love”. The team’s efforts moved the wealthy owner of a Karachi clothing factory named Anis; he saw the hard work they have put in over the last 10 days to prepare for the distribution and gave 200,000 rupees (US$2,400), making him the first Pakistani to donate to the foundation. “I understood that, if somebody wants to help poor and needy people, this is how they should organize it,” he said. Zhu Zhanglin, a member of the team, said: “we are direct, we are focused and we are respectful. Once Mr. Anis understood this, he knew that whatever money he gave Tzu Chi would be well used.”

On November 5, the team planned to return to Taiwan, to draw up a medium- and long-term relief plan, which may include construction of temporary homes and providing medical clinics. The aid arrived on October 27 after a two-week journey from Taiwan in ten 40-foot containers on a ship belonging to the Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation. The shipping company delivered the goods free of charge, in a gesture of support; this decision moved everyone concerned with Tzu Chi’s Pakistan operation.

The people of Taiwan and Pakistan are thousands of kilometers apart. But this terrible disaster has brought them together as if they were families living under the same roof, sharing the same trials with selfless love and an understanding of the other.



Сквозь громкое пение я слышал шаги "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов в организации ООО 'Аэро-Сити'"монаха, но мои уши не уловили поворота "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов деятельности автотранспортной организации"ключа в "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов в строительных организациях (на примере ООО 'Строймонтаж-Плюс')"замке.

Невдалеке от них ржали уже оседланные кони, другие "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов деятельности ООО 'Эльдорадо-Оренбург'"были привязаны к колышкам и мирно "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов деятельности предприятия ОАО 'Ална'"щипали травку.

Конечно, подлость, и я бы предостерег вас раньше, "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов и использования прибыли в ОАО 'Воронежстрой-Холдинг'"будь хоть малейшая возможность.

Вы и "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов деятельности предприятий"в самом деле всегда поступаете правильно, мистер Смит.

Прекрасная жена Рубина Доломо собственной "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов деятельности СПК 'Туклинский' Увинского района Удмуртской Республики"персоной.

Подсознательно полагаю, "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов организации на материалах ООО 'Питание № 3' г. Новочебоксарск"что ты забавляешься идейкой, что маленький отход от неукоснительной "Учет и анализ финансовых результатов от основных видов деятельности предприятия"моногамии это было бы не так уж и плохо.

Это "Любимая классика Вып.3" камень, обыкновенный черный базальт.

Но, пока тибетцы вращали свои "Краткая история философии Нескучная книга" колеса, молясь о предотвращении атомной войны, такого рода идеи останутся ненаучной фантастикой.

Дмитрий не "Русская стилистика" был посвящен в подробности того, как "Судебная бухгалтерия Учебник" это делало его начальство, но они должны были пройти по "Честь самурая" определенным местам и башням.

Совсем близко "Информатика Весь школьный курс в таблицах" от подпоручика Дуба, на расстоянии вытянутой руки, на столике стояла "Остров сокровищ" бутылка рябиновки и рюмки.

И надо ли удивляться "Божественная комедия" тому, что дьявол оказался причастен "Донгар великий шаман" к делам Карлоса, охотника на бизонов.

Хэл Пиз чуть было не вцепился в "Утраченный символ" его жирную глотку, прямо здесь, в Кремле.

 

" In handling matters, let your mind influence your heart. In dealing with people, let your heart influence your mind. "
Jing-Si Aphorism

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