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04 Feb 2016 description

A regional tsunami warning exercise involving sixteen* countries of the Pacific is currently taking place from 1 to 5 February to provide participants with the opportunity to test and give feedback on the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) enhanced forecasting products.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

26 Jan 2016 description

TACUBA, El Salvador–El Gobierno de El Salvador, por medio del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, agradeció el donativo de la República de Corea por 100 mil dólares y el donativo de alimentos del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) valorado en 294 mil dólares, gracias a recursos proporcionados por Estados Unidos y Reino Unido, para los afectados de la sequía en Tacuba.

25 Jan 2016 description

A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has led to more than 50 deaths in Taiwan and stranded at least 60,000 tourists in South Korea.

Taiwanese media reported a rash of deaths from hypothermia and cardiac disease following a sudden drop in temperature over the weekend.

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17 Jan 2016 description

In light of its continuing cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan, South Korea has pledged to build 25 new schools in the three provinces of Panjshir, Parwan and Kapisa in the near future.
In a special gathering, H. E. Dr. Assadullah Hanif, Minister of Education and Mr. Mikko Lainejoki, the Director of UNOPS in Afghanistan inked a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the above-mentioned projects which costs $9.1 Million, which will be paid by the friendly country of South Korea.

05 Jan 2016 description

GUATEMALA –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) en Guatemala recibió una donación de US$250,000 del Gobierno de la República de Corea para asistir a cientos de hogares en que resultaron afectados por la canícula extendida y los efectos del fenómeno de El Niño en 2015.

27 Dec 2015 description

TEGUCIGALPA. --La Vicecanciller María del Carmen Nasser de Ramos firmó en representación del Gobierno de Honduras un Acta de Donación por un monto de US$ 300,000 otorgados por la República de Corea, en respuesta al llamamiento internacional por la crisis de sequía que ha sufrido el territorio hondureño, considerada por los servicios meteorológicos como la más grave de los últimos 10 años.

23 Dec 2015 description

1 . The government of the Republic of Korea will provide a combined 1.5 million US dollars -- or 500,000 US dollars each -- in humanitarian assistance for the Central African Republic, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are facing chronic humanitarian crises but not receiving sufficient assistance from the international community.

2 . The three aforementioned countries have been undergoing severe humanitarian crises triggered by civil wars; public insecurity and political instability; vulnerable governance; and climate change over the past few decades.

22 Dec 2015 description

Republic of Korea - For the first time in its history, the Republic of Korea will tomorrow (23/12) welcome its first group of 22 refugees from Myanmar for resettlement.

The four families, who have been living in a Thai refugee camp, will arrive in Incheon as part of a pilot refugee resettlement project that starts this year and will run through 2017.

IOM Seoul has been supporting the South Korean Ministry of Justice since last April by providing policy recommendations and sharing IOM’s expertise based on its resettlement experience spanning the past 64 years.

21 Dec 2015 description
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Baghdad, 21 December 2015– The Republic of Korea is contributing a further US$1 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) to finance fast-track initiatives in areas of Iraq liberated from the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Republic of Korea has already contributed to FFIS earlier in the year. The new donation will be used to repair civic infrastructure, including schools and primary healthcare centres, in newly liberated areas in Diyala, Salah al-Din and Anbar Governorates.

17 Dec 2015 description

Belgrade, 17 Dec 2015 – Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Aleksandar Vulin met yesterday with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Serbia Lee Do-Hoon, who announced that his country has decided to donate to Serbia aid worth $1 million.

Do-Hoon explained that half of the funds is intended for direct budget support, and the other half for the UNHCR.

According to Do-Hoon, the funds will be used to improve border control, support refugee camps and medical assistance to migrants.

11 Dec 2015 description

Yangon – The Republic of Korea has donated US$300,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Myanmar to help communities still suffering from the effects of severe floods and landslides earlier this year.

The money will be used to buy 400 metric tons of rice, enough for two months of relief food for 15,000 people in the worst flood-affected townships of Chin state. The rice will be purchased from local vendors, which will help to revitalize agriculture and the economy in the region.

07 Dec 2015 description

By Ana Cristina Thorlund

INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 7 December 2015 – One hundred and fifty-six Korean municipalities have agreed to promote city-to-city learning to strengthen implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The first City Resilience summit of its kind took place at UNISDR’s Global Education and Training Institute (GETI), in Incheon, agreed to formalise the gathering into an Annual Forum for Korean Cities so that lessons and progress can continue to be shared.

04 Dec 2015 description

1 . With the exponential growth of the number of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe and the coming of winter expected to deepen the humanitarian crisis facing the refugees in Europe, the government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide a total of three million US dollars in humanitarian assistance for the refugees in Greece, Serbia and Croatia.

27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

25 Nov 2015 description
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Forced Return by China Could Mean Torture, Death

23 Nov 2015 description

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$300,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to help WFP support more than 90,000 children and pregnant and nursing women for one month.

WFP will use the contribution to purchase Super Cereal; a specialized nutritional product that helps prevent malnutrition.

19 Nov 2015 description


  • 689,845 Persons of concern (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR

  • 630,176 Syrians registered by UNHCR

  • 59,669 Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Yemenis and others registered by UNHCR

  • 79,138 Syrians in Zaatari Camp

  • 26,445 Syrians in Azraq Camp

  • 6,329 Syrians in Emirati-Jordanian Camp