The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom donates more than US$85 million to Sudan for healthcare, housing and other essential services.
Australia donates US$44 million to support democratic advancements in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
The US donates US$36 million to Pakistan to reconstruct medical clinics, water supply systems and schools; and US$20 million to boost Afghanistan’s agricultural sector with crops like grapes and wheat.
The European Union
The European Union donates €35 million to Ghana for improvements in social and health areas.
France donates €32 million to improve clean water supplies in Âu Lạc (Vietnam).
Members of the global community
Members of the global community continue to assist quake-struck Haiti, including the United Arab Emirates; Iran; the African Union; the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; Kuwait’s Red Crescent Society; the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; the United Arab Emirates’ Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation; Handicap International; Healing Hands; Doctors Without Borders; Nordic airline Finnair; former US President Bill Clinton; finance ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations; Latin American leaders; medical specialists from France, Egypt, Argentina and the US; Mexican citizens; Haitian-Americans; international celebrities and British music executive Simon Cowell; a 3-year-old American girl; and Paul Munsen of Elbum’s Sun Ovens International.
The German army airlifts emergency supplies to the snow- and cold-stricken residents on the Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee
Tunisia sends 15 tons of humanitarian aid to war victims in Yemen.
Zi Guilin, China
Chinese philanthropist Zi Guilin of Shaanxi Province donates funds to build new apartment buildings for his fellow villagers.
Doctors Without Borders
Humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders provides free medical services in the Amran province of Yemen.
Iran’s Parsian Hospital, the Iranian Embassy, and Kuwait’s Al-Saad Medical Center
Iran’s Parsian Hospital, the Iranian Embassy, and Kuwait’s Al-Saad Medical Center collaborate to provide free medical care in Kuwait to citizens and Iranian nationals.
The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom sends nearly all the country’s corrugated iron sheets to Haiti as shelter for quake-stricken families.
The Shuhada Organization
With facilities in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Shuhada Organization assists Afghan women and girls in both countries with health care, education and skills training.
A group of Italian politicians have proposed a bill to ban the slaughter and sale of horse meat.
Israel’s Ministerial Committee on Law
Israel’s Ministerial Committee on Law has unanimously approved a bill that would widen an existing law and ban all import, export, production, and marketing of fur.
Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov, Russia
Sochi’s Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov bans smoking in many of the city’s public places and institutions.
Finland prohibits the displaying of cigarettes in stores, smoking in cars with passengers under 18 years of age, and out tobacco vending machines.
Somali community leaders
Somali community leaders raise funds to supply water for war victims.
Italian physicians from the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
Italian physicians from the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund perform lifesaving infant heart surgeries in the West Bank and Gaza.
Ten university students,
United Arab Emirates
Ten university students from the United Arab Emirates volunteering for Habitat for Humanity complete the construction of a home for a less fortunate family in Kenya.
Dr. Ernest Albert and Pearl Joycee Jasra, India
With the help of her uncle, Dr. Ernest Albert, Pearl Joycee Jasra of Punjab founds the Initiative for Viable Education to assist underprivileged children with their education.
The Belgian newspaper “Editiepajot” published an article on Marie-Jeanne Frederique being honored by Supreme Master Ching Hai with the Shining World Compassion Award and a €10,000-contribution toward her caring work for animals.
Wang Mangmang, China
Chinese CCTV-9’s journalist Wang Mangmang reports on China’s rising trend of being veg to mitigate climate change.
Writing for Europe’s largest environmental website, Edie.net, journalist Luke Walsh reports on Ireland’s Miss World 2003 Rosanna Davison, who is now working with Supreme Master Television in promoting the vegan diet to mitigate climate change.
US legislator Walt Bivins
US legislator Walt Bivins sponsors a bill to ban smoking in restaurants, bars, casinos and malls throughout the state of Missouri.
Surf Life Saving Team, New South Wales
New South Wales’ Surf Life Saving team rescues seven people from their capsized boat.
The Chilean Navy
The Chilean Navy rescues three youngsters floating atop a makeshift raft in the Chilean Sea.
The German Technical Cooperation agency and other organizations
The German Technical Cooperation agency and other organizations support Angola in safeguarding her biodiversity.
Damien Gillis and the documentary “Farmed Salmon Exposed”
The documentary “Farmed Salmon Exposed,” directed by Canadian Damien Gillis, reveals the devastation to entire marine ecosystems caused by salmon farms.
Medical staff from more than six organizations
Medical staff from more than six organizations collaborate to remove tumors and restore the health of 35 rare wild sea turtles.
Joe St. Georges, USA
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter Joe St. Georges tethers from a helicopter and lifts a large dog to safety from a flood-swollen river.
Project Jonah volunteers and South Island holiday visitors, New Zealand
Project Jonah volunteers and South Island holiday visitors work together to save 35 stranded whales.
Polish vessel Baltica’s officers
Polish vessel Baltica’s officers rescue a dog from an ice floe that was drifting out to sea.
The Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Parliament passes a bill to protect seals while supporting the development of offshore sustainable energy.
Fourteen Dutch NGOs
Fourteen Dutch NGOs call on lawmakers to reduce greenhouse gases by taxing food such as meat, fish, dairy, and eggs.
Hawaii’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Hawaii’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launches the first ocean debris clean-up program in the US.
West Hollywood, USA
The city government of West Hollywood, California, bans pet sales to help end inhumane puppy mills and kitten factories.
Long Long the snake, China
Rehabilitated wild snake Long Long saves the life of his human companion Mr. Yu Feng by waking him to safely avert a fire.
Sophie the canine,
Sensing an earthquake, Sophie the canine of northern California leaped up to find her human companion and escorted her to safety.