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21 Sep 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian aid worth US$1.5 million through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for emergency assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since the violent clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

13 Sep 2017 description
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

22 Aug 2017 description
  1. 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.
22 Aug 2017 description
  1. 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.

01 May 2017 description
  1. 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.

26 Apr 2017 description
  1. 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. 
10 Apr 2017 description

By Jin Li and Yoon Sojung

The Korean government has announced that it will provide humanitarian aid worth USD 14 million to Syria and neighboring Middle Eastern countries throughout the year 2017.

The announcement was made by Choi Jong-mun, deputy minister for multilateral and global affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was speaking at the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, in the Belgian capital on April 5.

31 Mar 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to offer humanitarian assistance worth some 300,000 US dollars to Peru, which sustained massive damage from El Niño-triggered heavy rains and ensuing landslides in coastal areas for two weeks from early March 2017.

  2. The contribution from the ROK government, including 200,000 US dollars in cash and such relief supplies as tents and tarpaulin worth 100,000 US dollars, is expected to help victims restore stability in their lives and affected regions recover from the damage.

22 Oct 2016 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will offer humanitarian assistance worth some 500,000 US dollars to Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew on October 4 caused massive damage to its people and property.

  2. The Haitian government, having declared October 8-11 as a period of national mourning, is working to recover from the hurricane with the support of the international community, including international organizations and the EU.

10 Oct 2016 description

COLOMBO –The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday signed a three-year agreement to roll out a set of activities which will improve food security, nutrition and resilience to climate-related and economic shocks in nine disaster-prone districts of Sri Lanka.

04 Oct 2016 description

BISHKEK –The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a three-year agreement to improve food security, nutrition and resilience to climate-related and economic shocks for more than 80,000 vulnerable people in four Kyrgyz provinces.

30 Apr 2016 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will offer humanitarian assistance worth some 700,000 US dollars to Ecuador, which sustained massive damage to its people and property from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 16 and the aftershocks on April 17.

  2. On April 18, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se sent a letter to Foreign Minister Guillaume Long of Ecuador, in which he extended deep condolence and sympathy over the massive damage to the people and property and expressed hope for an early recovery from the earthquakes.

24 Mar 2016 description

1 . The government of the Republic of Korea decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth 7 million US dollars to Iraq, whose humanitarian crisis is rapidly worsening after clashes between ISIL and Iraqi government forces broke out in June 2014.

2 . Iraq is one of the countries where the United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency, “Level-3 emergency.” This year, the UN launched an appeal for 860 million US dollars in aid to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

23 Dec 2015 description

1 . The government of the Republic of Korea will provide a combined 1.5 million US dollars -- or 500,000 US dollars each -- in humanitarian assistance for the Central African Republic, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are facing chronic humanitarian crises but not receiving sufficient assistance from the international community.

2 . The three aforementioned countries have been undergoing severe humanitarian crises triggered by civil wars; public insecurity and political instability; vulnerable governance; and climate change over the past few decades.

08 Dec 2015 description

We the undersigned express our deepest concern at critical and growing shortages of essential and lifesaving medicines and supplies at health care facilities across Nepal, as well as ongoing fuel supply issues that are severely impeding service delivery and the ability to access these services. In recognition of the right to timely access to quality health care services, as enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and as detailed in the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights General Comment No.

04 Dec 2015 description

1 . With the exponential growth of the number of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe and the coming of winter expected to deepen the humanitarian crisis facing the refugees in Europe, the government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide a total of three million US dollars in humanitarian assistance for the refugees in Greece, Serbia and Croatia.

21 Sep 2015 description
  1. The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Yemen announced on Sep.11 that the Korean Government will provide financial assistance of USD 500,000 to the Yemeni people through the World Food Program (WFP). This is to help relieve the severe humanitarian situation facing the Yemeni people, in particular to assist those people who are in desperate need of food assistance.

07 Aug 2015 description

Press Release

  1. The Government of the Republic of Korea has decided to contribute 150,000 USD in humanitarian assistance to those affected by the recent floods in Myanmar in order to support the relief efforts of the Government and people of Myanmar.

  2. In response to the requests from the Government of the Union of Myanmar, this funding will help provide emergency relief items such as rice, clothing, solar lamps, endurable roof, and safe drinking water to the most needed people and areas.

08 May 2015 description

1 . The 27 search and rescue officers in the Korea Disaster Rescue Team (KDRT), who were dispatched to Nepal in two batches on April 27 and May 1, respectively, will arrive back home at 23:20, May 8, Korea Standard Time, after 10 days of relief operations in the country.

◦ The search and rescue team carried out search and rescue operations as well as preventive anti-epidemic work mainly in Bhaktapur from April 28 through May 7.