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17 Jan 2010 description
report JoongAng Daily

In a telephone call with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday, President Lee Myung-bak promised to give additional financial aid to earthquake-devastated Haiti on top of the $1 million already provided.

"Korea began by offering emergency aid of $1 million, but intends to add more support in a bid to participate in the UN's rescue effort," Lee was quoted as saying by Blue House spokeswoman Kim Eun-hye.

Lee also said Korean citizens have launched fund-raising activities and emergency rescue crews have left for Haiti, which is the Western Hemisphere's poorest …