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09 Jun 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to offer humanitarian assistance worth US$200,000 to Guatemala, where the eruption of the Fuego Volcano near Guatemala City, Guatemala, on June 3 killed, injured or displaced a number of people.

o As of June 6, the volcanic eruption has left 75 people dead, 192 missing, 44 injured, and 12,089 evacuated.

09 Jun 2018 description
  1. The Republic of Korea government has decided to provide through the Kenya Red Cross Society $200,000 in humanitarian assistance for Kenya, where, during the rainy season that started in March, heavy rain destroyed a dam, leaving a number of people dead, injured and displaced.

° The torrential rain and the destruction of the dam is reported to have left 179 people dead, some 40 others missing and about 270,000 displaced.

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

04 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

The UN chief expressed optimism on Thursday that the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula could become a reality, following last week’s historic joint declaration from the leaders of the north and south, which eased months of rising tension over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

02 May 2018 description

Global Overview APRIL 2018

27 Apr 2018 description

Asunción, IP.- El Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios del Paraguay recibió cinco camiones hidrantes y una ambulancia de la organización de Bomberos jubilados de Corea del Sur, a la par que se suscribió un acuerdo de cooperación entre ambos organismos.

La ceremonia fue presidida por el canciller nacional Eladio Loizaga y contó con la participación de unos 60 miembros del Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios, quienes llegaron hasta la calle Palma con sus atuendos y camiones en el acto de recepción.

26 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

KAMPALA, 26 April, 2018 – The Korea International Cooperation Agency and UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund - have launched a five year programme to scale up water, sanitation and hygiene services in schools in Karamoja.

The programme will be executed until 2022, benefitting 56,000 children from 100 schools in all Karamoja districts - Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit.

The interventions will be implemented by UNICEF, together with the Ministry of Education and Sports and the seven District Local Governments of the Karamoja region.

03 Apr 2018 description

Global Overview MARCH 2018

30 Mar 2018 description

The Republic of Korea has brought its support to UNESCO’s Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan with the signing of an agreement between UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the country’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Mr Lee Byong-hyun, on 23 March 2017.

The USD 3.4 million project with the Korea International Cooperation Agency will support national capacity building to realize girls’ right to education in Pakistan’s Punjab province and Gilgit-Baltistan, through interventions targeting education officials, community leaders, teachers and parents.

29 Mar 2018 description

27 MARS 2018 | GENÈVE - Les donateurs se sont engagés à verser 15,3 millions de dollars (US $) supplémentaires pour aider l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé à intervenir rapidement, en 2018, pour combattre les flambées épidémiques et les crises sanitaires humanitaires au moyen de son fonds de riposte d’urgence, le Fonds de réserve OMS pour les situations d’urgence (CFE).

27 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA - 27 March 2018 – Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE).

15 Mar 2018 description

Dong Hoi city, 9 March 2018 – Accelerating mine action, contributing to local socio-economic development and meeting the aspirations of people in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces are key objectives of the Korea-Viet Nam Mine Action Project launched in Dong Hoi city on 9 March 2018.

07 Mar 2018 description

The Secretary-General is encouraged by the advances made during the latest inter-Korean talks, particularly the agreement to hold a summit meeting soon, to further reduce military tensions, and to discuss denuclearization in future talks with all relevant parties. He stresses the need to protect the momentum and seize the opportunities available to find a peaceful path forward.

04 Mar 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth US$100,000 to Tonga, where Cyclone Gita caused severe damage on February 12, through the Tonga Red Cross.

o It is estimated that Cyclone Gita, the most powerful in Tonga’s 60-year history, has left 1 person dead, 33 injured, about 4,500 displaced and more than 1,250 houses destroyed or damaged. It is difficult to estimate exactly how much damage the cyclone inflicted on some islands due to poor communications.

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

28 Feb 2018 description


United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest international humanitarian organization and the UN's frontline agency for fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

In a world where one in nine people worldwide still suffer from hunger, the international community has committed to end hunger and achieve food security by the year 2030, as mentioned in Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

28 Feb 2018 description

ROME – Continuing its impressive progression from one-time recipient to major donor, the Government of the Republic of Korea today made a historic KRW 46 billion (US$42.5 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), its largest contribution to date. WFP will use the funds to purchase 50,000 metric tons of Korean rice and provide life-saving food assistance in Syria, Yemen, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

28 Feb 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 February 2018 and includes updates on cholera, influenza, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus, Hepatits A and yellow fever.