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Sierra Leone + 1 more

Ebola aid workers return home safely

The second batch of Korean aid workers who treated patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone have safely returned to Korea after four weeks of humanitarian work. The second team,...

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Cameroon + 1 more

Korea aids farm mechanization in Cameroon

A system of mechanized rice farming has been put in place recently in Cameroon with assistance from the Korean government. During the opening ceremony for the farm in the Central African nation on...

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oPt + 1 more

Korea to offer $2 million for Gaza reconstruction

Korea will provide an additional USD 2 million in assistance to help rebuild the Gaza Strip, Palestine, following military conflicts between Hamas, a Palestinian Islamic organization, and Israel...

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Haiti + 1 more

Korean troops help provide clean water for Haiti residents

Korea’s fourth peacekeeping contingent is winning recognition overseas for their efforts to help with reconstruction of quake-ravaged Haiti. Dispatched in Haiti late last month as UN peacekeeping...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Korea to spend $500 mil to help rebuild Afghanistan

The Korean government has decided to spend 500 million dollars US over the next five years to help with the reconstruction and stabilization of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade...

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DPRK

Seoul approves civilian humanitarian mission to N.Korea

The South Korean government approved a humanitarian group's visit to North Korea for the first time since May, when Seoul banned all exchanges with Pyongyang due to the sinking of a South Korean...

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World

Korea now member of OECD assistance donor group

Korea joined the club of donor nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday, Nov. 25 (Paris time). A special OECD conference in Paris approved of Korea's...

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Afghanistan

Korea opens hospital in Afghanistan

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade The Foreign Ministry said Monday (June 30) that Korea opened a hospital in Afghanistan to care for local residents as part of its civilian-led efforts to...

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Philippines

Korea to provide $300,000 to typhoon-hit Philippines

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Foreign Ministry spokesman Moon Tae-young said Thursday (June 26) that Korea will provide $300,000 in cash to the Philippines to help it recover from...

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Iraq

Korean military unit in Iraq treats 80,000th patient

The Korean military unit in Iraq has provided free medical service to over 80,000 patients as of this week, a feat achieved just 42 months since the unit was deployed there in 2004, the office of the...

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DPRK

S. Korea to donate anti-malarial supplies to N. Korea

South Korea will provide North Korea with $1.18 million worth of supplies this year to help prevent malaria, an infectious disease commonly associated with poverty, the Unification Ministry said...

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DPRK

DPRK: Two Koreas start survey for hospital mordernization

South and North Korean officials began conducting a joint on-site survey of a hospital and other medical facilities in North Korea Tuesday (Feb. 19) to promote medical cooperation, officials in Seoul...

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Afghanistan

Korean troops end 6-year mission in Afghanistan

Soldiers from the Dongui (medical) and Dasan (engineering) units, return home early Friday (Dec. 14). Soldiers from those units have been assisting with reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan for the...

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DPRK

S. Korea sends emergency aid to N. Korea

South Korea Monday (Sept. 10) sent the first batch of its emergency aid to North Korea to help the communist country cope with the damage from flash floods, officials said. "We sent 30 5-ton trucks...

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DPRK

S. Korea to endorse emergency aid to N. Korea

South Korea is to endorse the sending of 49.3 billion won ($48 million) worth of emergency aid to North Korea, at a state-run committee meeting on Tuesday, the Unification Ministry said Monday (Sept...

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