The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have inked a partnership that will enable the recovery and build the resilience of selected local government units and communities in Eastern Visayas.
The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.
As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.
KABUL – The Government of the Republic of Korea has announced a contribution of US$12 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to build the country’s first soy milk factory. The donation was formalised in a signing ceremony in Kabul attended by high-level representatives from the Government of Korea and senior WFP staff.
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA 1st Meeting (AM)
Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2015 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials estimated that the chronically underfunded Agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.
WFP in Guatemala received a donation of US$100.000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The funding will enable WFP to assist 1,300 households for a period of one month in the Department of Jalapa.
1 . Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, together with his counterparts from 14 Pacific Island countries, held the second Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Seoul on November 24, adopting a joint statement as its outcome document. He hosted an official luncheon after the meeting.
El Programa Mundial de Alimentos –PMA-, en coordinación con instituciones de Gobierno ONGs y agencias de Naciones Unidas, realizó una evaluación de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en emergencia (ESAE).
1.2 millones de personas en municipios adicionales (no contemplados en evaluación de Gobierno) afectados de las zonas de Oriente y Occidente podrían estar en inseguridad alimentaria moderada o severa según la ESAE.
11/24/2014 - 06:11 GMT
South Korean lawmakers opened formal discussions Monday on long-stalled bills regarding human rights in North Korea, galvanised by the adoption of a landmark UN resolution condemning Pyongyang's rights abuses.
The bills submitted to the 23-member foreign affairs and unification committee have been pending since as long ago as 2005.
Past efforts to have them tabled have been undermined by lawmakers arguing that their passage would unnecessarily antagonise Pyongyang and raise inter-Korean tensions.
S*EOUL / ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received US$7 million from the government of the Republic of Korea for WFP’s operations in support of the nutritional needs of women and children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).*
The Ministry of Health and Welfare yesterday unveiled the results of its recent open recruitment of medical personnel to be sent to Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak, while detailing the countermeasures it is considering taking if anyone on the team becomes infected with the virus.
A total of 145 health workers volunteered to go to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola, including 35 doctors, 57 nurses, 23 medical technologists and 30 on-site safety managers, the Health Ministry said.
1. The government of the Republic of Korea, having tentatively chosen Sierra Leone as the country to dispatch a medical team to for the fight against the Ebola epidemic, will send an interagency advance team to the country. During its visit to the country from November 13 through 21, the advance team will look into the current Ebola‐related situation in the country and prepare for the dispatch of the medical personnel.
By Andy McElroy
INCHEON, 5 November 2014 – Forty city officials from China, Japan and Republic of Korea today joined in a toast “to work towards zero casualties from disasters” as the countdown continues to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, next March.
A system of mechanized rice farming has been put in place recently in Cameroon with assistance from the Korean government.
During the opening ceremony for the farm in the Central African nation on October 16, Director Tobie Ondoa Manga from the Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development said, "With the completion of this complex, we will be able to provide automation in farming and it will be used as a venue to educate farmers about how to operate farming machines."
21 octobre 2014 – L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a annoncé mardi qu'un candidat vaccin contre le virus de l'Ebola sera bientôt mis à disposition dans le cadre des efforts pour lutter contre cette maladie. L'agence attend l'arrivée à Genève mercredi 22 octobre d'une livraison de ce vaccin de provenance du Canada.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Korea will send a small team of medical experts from the ministries of health and welfare, defense and foreign affairs to Ebola-hit West Africa early next month. They are to pave the way for a bigger contingent later.
Officials from the ministries made the decision in a meeting chaired by Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yeol on Monday, according to a government official.
They will go to Liberia or Sierra Leone or both.
The Ministry of Education, with assistance from the Republic of Korea, recently renovated 13 schools in the Kilinochchi District.
Situated in a district that was once home to the headquarters of the terrorist organisation known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), these schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.
President Park Geun-hye pledged to dispatch Korean medical personnel to countries hit with Ebola for the first time to counter the spread of the deadly virus Thursday at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan yesterday.
In a speech at the ASEM leader’s summit, Park said Korea “has decided to send medical personnel following humanitarian assistance to cope with the spreading Ebola virus.”
Korea already pledged $5 million in humanitarian aid to help prevent the spread of Ebola last month at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- 2014 rice production forecast at similar level to last year’s near-average output
- Cereal imports in 2014/15 marketing year (October/September) expected to remain firm
Korea will provide an additional USD 2 million in assistance to help rebuild the Gaza Strip, Palestine, following military conflicts between Hamas, a Palestinian Islamic organization, and Israel across the region.
Seoul’s pledge came on October 12 when international leaders gathered in Cairo, Egypt, for the International Donors Conference on Financing the Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.