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The United Nations (UN) has warned that 70% of the disaster victims in Burma will face food shortage and have pledged the assistance of the international community. The UN has also pleaded with the Burmese government to relax its rules and let international relief organisations and relief supplies enter the disaster areas.

The Honored Chairman of United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) Mr Robert Tsao, donated 20 million yuens to Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) on 21 July 2008 to support DDM's reconstruction projects in the Sichuan province.

Recent deadly disasters of cyclone Nargis in Burma and the Sichuan earthquake in China have left an unimaginable number of causalities and traumatized survivors.

On 16 May 2008, Venerable Guo Dong, Abbot President of DDM presided at a Dharma Assembly held at the Chan Meditation Center in New York, USA, to wish for peace to the victims.
Typhoon Krosa caused heartbreaking disasters when it passed through Taiwan on 6 and 7 October 2007.

To give the Beitou elderly the warmest blessings, as the Chinese New Year approaches, the Dharma Drum Mountain Welfare and Charity Foundation hosted the Year End Philanthropic Party at Yunlai Monastery, Beitou District, on the morning of 7 January 2007.
The city of Jakarta has recently experienced its worst flood in five years. The damaging flood was caused by days of heavy rainfall, inundating rivers around the Jakarta area.
The Ganges-Brahmaputra river system in Bangladesh is the largest river delta in the world, and most of the country has been formed over the river system's sediment plain. This unique geographic feature is prone to regular flooding, making life, especially for poor people, susceptible to the effects of natural disasters.

In the evening of 24 June 2007, a tour bus carrying 35 passengers veered off the road and rolled down the side of a 50-meter deep ravine on Yangmin Mountain (Yangminshan), north of Taipei, killing at least eight people and injuring twenty five others.
Three people were killed and three others injured in northern Keelung County on the morning of 8 June, 2007 due to mudslides and landslides caused by heavy rains over the past week.

Two years ago, the entirely unexpected South Asian tsunami took away countless lives and destroyed many homes. In its aftermath, disaster relief organizations from all over the globe arrived and joined forces in Sri Lanka, exercising the compassion and wisdom of all humanity.
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