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24 Oct 2018 description
  1. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on October 23, during which the two sides exchanged views on the refugee situations in Asia and the global community and discussed ways that the Republic of Korea and the UNHCR could work more closely together.

23 Oct 2018 description

Incheon – Last year, a total of 313 humanitarian workers were attacked in the field, according to the UN Aid Workers Security Report.

To enhance aid workers’ awareness of their personal security and safety, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, offers a training programme on how to respond to various security challenges for people deployed to hostile environments.

22 Oct 2018 description

GENEVA (22 October 2018) - The Human Rights Committee this morning discussed an update by the Rapporteur on the Follow-Up to Concluding Observations, and endorsed the document titled “Possible elements of a common aligned procedure for follow-up to concluding observations, decisions and views for all treaty bodies”, which the Chairs of human rights treaty bodies had adopted during their annual meeting from 29 May to 1 June in New York.

07 Oct 2018 description
  1. On October 8, the government of the Republic of Korea will provide additional humanitarian assistance of two military transport aircraft and relief goods to the Republic of Indonesia, which suffered significant damage from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Sulawesi Island on September 28, on top of the emergency relief aid of US$1 million already given to the country.

03 Oct 2018 description
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BAGHDAD – A contribution of US$1.5 million from the Republic of Korea will enable the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide cash assistance to some 68,000 vulnerable displaced Iraqis through electronic cash cards and mobile money transfers.

30 Sep 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will offer humanitarian assistance of US$1 million in cash to Indonesia, which suffered casualties and material damage from the powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami (1.5-2 meters high) that hit Sulawesi Island on September 28.
  • So far, the earthquake is reported to have left 384 people dead, another 540 injured and 29 missing.

* Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) announced the figures on September 29.

27 Sep 2018 description
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Erbil, Iraq; 27 September 2018 - A new commitment from the Republic of Korea will support UNFPA in strengthening services to address sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Iraq, to meet the complex needs of women and girls as the country recovers from three years of conflict.

The $700,000 commitment, signed on 16 August 2018, will fund UNFPA reproductive health interventions in camps for internally displaced people in Duhok and Sulimaniyah in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, and gender-based violence services across the country.

24 Sep 2018 description
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Amman, Jordan, 24 Sep 2018 — The Government of the Republic of Korea announced today a new contribution of US$ 600,000 to support the implementation of Makani activities by UNICEF Jordan. The announcement was made during an event attended by Korean Ambassador H.E Lee Bom-yon and UNICEF’s Representative Robert Jenkins on Monday.

20 Sep 2018 description

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

19 Sep 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide US$300,000 in humanitarian aid to the Philippines, where Typhoon Mangkhut that struck the northern part of the Philippine island of Luzon on September 16 caused casualties and material damage, through the Philippine Red Cross.

So far, the typhoon has left 65 people dead, 43 missing, and about 590,000 affected in the Philippines.

17 Sep 2018 description
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The Government of the Republic of Korea continues its support to UNHCR’s humanitarian activities in Iraq with a new donation of US$ 1.2 million.

Despite promising signs of recovery in parts of the country, millions of Iraqis still need comprehensive humanitarian and protection assistance. Some 1.9 million people are displaced; hundreds of thousands are in camps. Many will not be able to return home any time soon.

12 Sep 2018 description

Signature officielle de l’accord de financement entre la Corée du Sud et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement au Fonds commun du projet SACEM

07 Sep 2018 description

Washington DC – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joined the Organization of American States (OAS) and nine international institutions of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) to support the implementation and follow-up of the mandates of the Summits of the Americas.

At a signing ceremony held yesterday (04/09) at OAS Headquarters in Washington DC, IOM and the JSWG member organizations reaffirmed their commitment to put forth and consider the most salient issues facing the Americas.

07 Sep 2018 description

Seoul – A two-day data analysis and management training took place this week (6-7/09), organized by IOM Republic of Korea (ROK). Thirty-one humanitarian practitioners from related government agencies and non-governmental organizations were trained to effectively utilize data in humanitarian work.

07 Sep 2018 description

By Hiroka Shoji, East Asia Researcher

Every year, millions of people travel to beautiful Jeju Island, a popular tourist spot off the southern coast of South Korea. Among this year’s visitors were several hundred people from Yemen, including some children.

But these Yemenis were unlike most who arrive at this picturesque island, for they had come seeking sanctuary, rather than sunshine.

24 Aug 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide US$500,000 in humanitarian aid to the Democratic Republic of the Congo through the World Health Organization (WHO) to help the DRC respond to the Ebola virus that broke out in the country’s North Kivu Province in early August.

o The WHO announced that as of August 20, a total of 102 Ebola virus disease cases, including 59 deaths, had been reported.

※ Of the 102 cases, 75 are confirmed and 27 are probable.