The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian aid worth US$200,000 through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to Bangladesh, where heavy rains that started on August 12 inflicted severe damage in the country’s central and northern regions.
The floods, considered the worst in 40 years, caused massive casualties and property damage, leaving one third of Bangladesh’s territory under water, killing 173 people, displacing 6.9 million, and destroying 77,272 houses.
- The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian aid worth US$200,000 to Nepal, which has suffered massive damage from floods and landslides caused by heavy rains since August 11.
- The recent heavy rains, the worst in 15 years in Nepal, affected 35 of the 75 districts in Nepal.
The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian assistance worth 300,000 US dollars to Sierra Leone, which sustained massive damage from landslides caused by heavy rains in the country’s capital of Freetown on August 14.
The Foreign Ministry will hold the 2017 interagency meeting on foreign grants on May 2 to complete the work on the comprehensive plan on grant aid for the year 2018. Second Vice Foreign Minister Ahn Chong-ghee will preside over the meeting.
- The government of the Republic of Korea (head of the ROK delegation: Representative for African and Middle Eastern Affairs Kwon Hee-seog) announced its plan to significantly increase its humanitarian aid to Yemen and provide 4 million US dollars this year at the High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, held at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 25.