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60 schools to be built by South Korean military contingents in Leyte

By: CONSUELO B. ALARCON

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 1 (PIA) – The South Korean government through its military contingents is planning to construct 60 elementary schools in Leyte, a province in Eastern Visayas hardly hit by super typhoon Yolanda.

This is in line with the rebuilding mission of the South Korean military contingents in Leyte called “Araw” led by Col. Chul Won Lee who has been here for two months now.

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East Asia Regional Delegation Development Operational Report Quarter 3 & 4 2013 (MAA54001)

1. Executive Summary

Overall Project/Program Status:

The support provided by the East Asia Regional Delegation (EARD) in respect to the objectives of these projects has been on target. A strong team supporting regional representation, resource mobilization, information/communications, and planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER) continues to scale up support and output, during this very busy time of year.

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Powdered milk sent to hungry babies in North

Report
JoongAng Daily

A South Korean civic group sent a large shipment of food aid for North Korean infants, a major humanitarian assistance approved by the Park Geun-hye administration.

A ship carrying 26,000 cans of powdered milk totaling 22.1 tons departed for North Korea yesterday from Incheon Port, west of Seoul. The amount can feed about 13,000 babies for a month, according to the civic group 1090 Peace and Unification Campaign, which is in partnership with the JoongAng Ilbo.

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Seoul to Allow Aid Shipments to N.Korea

Report
Chosun Ilbo

Seoul is permitting two private aid groups to send US$1-million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea in another sign of growing goodwill.

The Unification Ministry made the announcement Friday and said the shipments will be mainly composed of anti-tuberculosis drugs and baby milk powder.

This brings to five the number of private organizations that have been allowed to send aid to the country this year, with the total amounting to more than $1.5 million.

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S.Korea offers North help with foot-and-mouth outbreak

02/24/2014 06:57 GMT -

SEOUL, February 24, 2014 (AFP) - South Korea on Monday offered to send vaccine and medical equipment to North Korea to help contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, in a further sign of warming cross-border ties.

The offer came days after North Korea confirmed cases of the highly contagious livestock disease at a pig farm in a suburb of Pyongyang.

It had spread to other areas in the capital and an adjacent county, leading to the culling of thousands of pigs, the North's official KCNA news agency reported.

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Corea apoya a damnificados por lluvias en Bolivia con carpas y medicamentos

La Paz, 20 feb (ABI).- El embajador de la República de Corea en Bolivia, Young-Wook Chun, informó el miércoles que el Gobierno de su país inició una primera etapa de apoyo y cooperación para los damnificados de las diferentes regiones anegadas en el país, con carpas y medicamentos.

'Es la primer etapa anoche que mi gobierno donó 156 arpas, cada uno a 400 dólares, y también 1000 paquetes sanitarios, esa es una primera etapa', explicó a los periodistas.

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World + 1 other
3D exhibition in Seoul sheds light on "invisible" refugees

SEOUL, Republic of Korea, February 12 (UNHCR) – In this highly-wired country of 50 million tech-savvy people, it is almost impossible for anyone to spend a lifetime completely hidden from the public eye.

Refugees, however, have remained largely unseen by people in South Korea for decades. "I would like to be seen and heard by the people," said Choto Chakma, a refugee from Bangladesh who came to Korea in 2007. "It is not pity that I want. I just hope to be a part of Korean society in some way."

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World + 1 other
South Korea and FAO team up to promote sustainable fisheries

Cooperation program will target technical assistance, policy advice, and capacity-building to developing countries

31 January 2014, Rome - The government of South Korea and FAO have agreed to work closely together to promote responsible fishing and aquaculture in the developing world.

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GIEWS Country Brief : Republic of Korea 28-January-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production increased in 2013 but still remained below average

  • Cereal imports forecast to increase in 2013/14 marketing year

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1,500 N. Koreans escape to South in 2013: ministry

01/13/2014 03:20 GMT

SEOUL, January 13, 2014 (AFP) - More than 1,500 North Koreans fled to South Korea last year, maintaining a recent fall in the number of escapees that coincided with a clampdown by new leader Kim Jong-Un.

Five years ago the annual number of escapees was close to 3,000, but the number dropped sharply after Kim came to power in December 2011, following the death of his father Kim Jong-Il.

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Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Korean peacekeepers construct classrooms in Bor

13 December 2013 - UNMISS South Korean peacekeepers in the Jonglei State capital Bor today started construction of two classroom blocks at Lualdit Primary School, which is currently lacking adequate space.

“We are delighted to see this significant support from the South Korean Peacekeepers,” said the school’s Principal William Riak. “We hope that our conditions will be changed at the end of this project.”

He added that the construction of the new classrooms would help reduce congestion and also boost the morale of the school community.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Korea pledges $43 mln for UN agencies' to improve women's rights and service delivery in Afghanistan

The Republic of Korea has pledged more than $43 million for a number of United Nations agencies, funds and programmes involved in projects to improve women’s rights and the delivery of basic services in Afghanistan.

The Ambassador of Korea to Afghanistan, Young-cheol Cha, and the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for the country, Mark Bowden, as well as representatives from the UN bodies, signed the assistance agreement today in the capital, Kabul.

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Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 04 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Haiti + 1 other
Haïti – Santé : Dix enfants partent recevoir des soins cardio-vasculaires en Corée du Sud

Report
AlterPresse

P-au-P, 30 nov.2013 [AlterPresse] --- Dix (10) enfants ont laissé le pays, le mercredi 27 novembre 2013, en direction de la Corée du Sud (Asie de l’Est) pour y subir des interventions chirurgicales au niveau du myocarde.

Ces enfants ont été sélectionnés par l’organisme non-gouvernemental, développement pour la liberté internationale (development for freedom international / Dfi), pour bénéficier de ces soins.

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Philippines + 20 others
Philippines: Foreign Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 23 November 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Philippines + 1 other
ROK Government Decides to Offer USD20 Million in Grant Aid to the Philippines

1.In a bid to help the Philippines, which sustained enormous damage from Typhoon Haiyan that hit the country on November 8, the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide the former country with 20 million US dollars in grant aid for the next three years (in the form of projects to be conducted by the Korea International Cooperation Agency), in addition to its previously pledged five million US dollars in emergency relief, to support the country’s recovery and reconstruction efforts.

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Philippines + 1 other
ROK to Dispatch the 2nd Batch of the Korea Disaster Relief Team to the Philippines

1.The government of the Republic of Korea, having sent the first group of the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) to the Philippines to support the latter country’s efforts to recover from Typhoon Haiyan from November 15 through 24, has decided to dispatch its second 45-member group to the country to carry out relief and other recovery operations from November 22 through December 1.

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World + 1 other
La République de Corée renforce sa contribution au Fonds mondial

Report
The Global Fund

21 novembre 2013

GENÈVE – Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme a salué l’annonce faite par la République de Corée de doubler sa contribution pour les trois prochaines années en prélevant sur les recettes d’une taxe sur les billets d’avion.