Donations for Taiwan Earthquake Disaster Relief

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, a 7.4-magnitude* earthquake struck Taiwan’s northeast Hualien County. This is Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in 25 years. The aftermath is still unfolding, but at least 10 people were killed, with thousands injured, missing, or stranded. The island saw some structural damage, but modern seismic building codes and a robust early-warning system enacted since the devastating 1999 quake helped mitigate that damage.

The Taiwan Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Hualien County government have designated accounts for private donations to help with disaster relief. Anyone who would like to donate can do so using the information published by the Taiwan government (in Chinese). (See also this information at the Central News Agency in English.)

Overseas donations to the Taiwan Foundation for Disaster Relief between April 4, 2024, and May 3, 2024, will be earmarked for Hualien earthquake disaster relief.

Swift Code: “LBOTTWTP102”.
Name: “Taiwan Foundation for Disaster Relief”
Bank Name: “Land Bank of Taiwan Chanchue Branch”
Address: “No. 156, Changchun Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei City 10459, Taiwan (ROC)”

The US-Taiwan Business Council sends our thoughts and best wishes to Taiwan at this difficult time and extends our condolences to everyone affected. The resilience of the Taiwan people continues to impress us, and we look forward to working with our friends and colleagues in Taiwan as they rebuild and move forward.

* The quake was magnitude 7.2 according to Taiwan’s earthquake monitoring agency, but 7.4 according to the U.S. Geological Survey