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Red Cross to give fund to North for typhoon

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Monday it will be giving 56,000 Swiss francs, or around $56,200 to North Korea as emergency relief in the aftermath of...

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Seoul signs off on $8M in aid

Pyongyang scoffs but has taken food support from China, Russia South Korea Wednesday set into motion a donation of $8 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) and Unicef for emergency nutritional...

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Republic of Korea

Typhoon Soulik bears down on southwest coast

Typhoon Soulik is expected to hit Mokpo, South Jeolla, around Thursday, bringing with it heavy rain and storms that may cause severe damage. This will be the first time in six years that a typhoon...

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Moon to go ahead with $8 million aid to North

Humanitarian support is separate, gov’t says, though allies disagree The South Korean government will give North Korea $8 million worth of aid through two international organizations under the UN, as...

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Human rights act goes into force after 11 years

South Korea Tuesday approved an enforcement ordinance for the North Korean Human Rights Act, allowing the law to come into effect this Sunday, 11 years after the bill was first submitted to the...

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Republic of Korea

Amid drought, a plan reassessed

On Monday, much welcome rain fell across the nation, and though the drought-ridden South Chungcheong region saw average precipitation of 24 millimeters, that was far from enough. Following a dry...

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Seoul releases aid funds for North

Kim Jong-un’s offer of a summit leads to a series of concessions The Park Geun-hye administration will offer money from the state-operated Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund to North Korea through private...

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Ministry says 145 volunteered to help fight Ebola

The Ministry of Health and Welfare yesterday unveiled the results of its recent open recruitment of medical personnel to be sent to Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak, while...

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Liberia + 3 more

To fight Ebola, Park will send medics to Africa

President Park Geun-hye pledged to dispatch Korean medical personnel to countries hit with Ebola for the first time to counter the spread of the deadly virus Thursday at the Asia-Europe Meeting...

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DPRK

U.S. charity fights drug-resistant TB in the North

WASHINGTON - Despite worsening U.S.-North Korean relations, an American charity is ramping up efforts against an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the isolated country, where it says it...

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Republic of Korea

Torrential rains kill five in south

Bus and car swept away by water, and one nuclear plant shut Torrential rain hit the southeastern part of the country yesterday, causing five fatal accidents including a bus being swept away by...

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Powdered milk sent to hungry babies in North

A South Korean civic group sent a large shipment of food aid for North Korean infants, a major humanitarian assistance approved by the Park Geun-hye administration. A ship carrying 26,000 cans of...

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Madagascar + 1 more

Korean rice cultivated in Africa to help locals

POHANG, North Gyeongsang - The Pohang city government said yesterday they have successfully planted and harvested Korean rice in Africa. They have been operating the farm program as part of a project...

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Seoul to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea

In March 1 address, Park Geun-hye calls for ‘more flexible engagement’ The Park Geun-hye administration is planning on stoking a thaw in the long-frosty relations with North Korea with a resumption...

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DPRK

U.S. Senate gets tough on food aid to North

The United States Senate on Thursday approved a farm bill that bans food assistance to North Korea without a presidential waiver, taking a tougher stance on the Communist regime following its recent...

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North declines food aid from South

North Korea has seemingly decided not to accept humanitarian aid by South Korea’s private relief agencies if it comes with monitoring, aid officials here said yesterday. North Korea has said it will...

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North got fertilizer on Kim’s trip to China

BEIJING - During his surprise May visit to China, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il secured free fertilizer and discounted food to help alleviate the impoverished country’s chronic food shortages. A...

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Red Cross to send flood aid to North

The South Korean Red Cross will send relief aid to North Korea to help victims of the recent torrential rain, but it will not send cement or heavy equipment, which the North asked for. The Ministry...

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Republic of Korea

Three dead, one missing as Muifa moves north

The Korea Meteorological Administration lifted warnings for most parts of the country yesterday but warned of more rains to come today as Typhoon Muifa, which claimed three lives and left one elderly...

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Republic of Korea

Gov’t commits to W3 trillion on disaster R&D

Following the tragic deaths and property damage, costing billions of won, following last week’s torrential downpours and landslides, the government has decided to invest more than 3 trillion won in...

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