How do Buddhists help victims of war?

Buddhists may help refugees and victims of war in the following ways:

  • providing food and shelter for those who are displaced (forced to leave their home)
  • arranging or providing medical care for the sick and injured
  • setting up schools
  • creating a safe house for street children
  • educating villagers to protect them from human trafficking

The Tibetan Buddhist Charitable Aid is a recognised charity which has helped improve the lives of the children of Tibet. The charity has helped child refugees in Nepal by building a Tibetan Youth Centre. The centre relies on volunteers who offer mental health counselling, practical training for job skills and employment counselling.