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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The government of the Republic of Korea offered US$1 million in emergency relief aid and dispatched Korea Disaster Relief Teams (KDRTs) to the Lao People's Democratic Republic to help it recover from its dam accident on July 23.
° The third KDRT sent to Laos on August 14 will arrive at Incheon International Airport on August 24, local time, after ten days of medical services in the country, marking the end of the ROK government’s emergency relief operations there.