- In view of the fast increasing damage from Typhoon Bopha that struck the southern part of the Philippines on December 2, the government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide the country with humanitarian assistance worth 800,000 US dollars, in addition to the previously donated 200,000.
- As of December 20, Typhoon Bopha left 1,047 people dead, 2,662 injured, 841 missing, and 620,000 displaced, while incurring damage worth some 600 million US dollars.
The aforementioned contribution will be channeled into relief operations for affected people after consultations with the Philippine government.
The previous 200,000 US dollars, offered by the ROK government immediately after the Typhoon on December 7, was used to provide emergency relief supplies, including tents and blankets.
Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Relations of MOFAT
- unofficial translation