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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.

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.

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.

26 Jan 2015 description

1 . The first batch of the Korea Disaster Response Team (KDRT) (nine private-sector and military doctors and nurses) dispatched to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola returned home on January 26 after successfully completing its medical activities in the country for four weeks.

22 Nov 2013 description

1.The government of the Republic of Korea, having sent the first group of the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) to the Philippines to support the latter country’s efforts to recover from Typhoon Haiyan from November 15 through 24, has decided to dispatch its second 45-member group to the country to carry out relief and other recovery operations from November 22 through December 1.

15 Nov 2013 description

15 November 2013 –The South Korean government, which has pledged US$5 million in comprehensive assistance to aid the survivors and victims of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), has called for more support for the Philippines, according to reports monitored by the Philippine Embassy in Seoul.

21 Aug 2013 description
  1. In view of the situation in Sudan, where floods in early August throughout the country killed and displaced a large number of people, the Government of the Republic of Korea decided to provide humanitarian aid worth 50,000 US dollars through the World Health Organization (WHO) to help Sudan recover from flood damage.

  2. The ROK government’s aid will be used for a variety of activities the WHO is conducting to help Sudan recover from floods, including the distribution of hygiene items and disease control.

16 Jul 2013 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea decided to provide anti-malarial medicines worth 50,000 US dollars to Niger, where malaria is continuously spreading due to a chronic food crisis and floods.

  2. The ROK government provided malaria diagnostic reagents worth 100,000 US dollars to Niger in March, 2012.

    Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Relations of MOFA

*unofficial translation

24 Jun 2013 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea decided to provide humanitarian aid worth 500,000 US dollars to Sudan's Darfur region, which is facing difficulties due to chronic food shortages.

  2. The aforementioned aid will be used for the World Food Program (WFP)’s emergency food aid program.

20 Dec 2012 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth 100,000 US dollars to Sudan, which is suffering from the yellow fever outbreak.
  • As of December 10, 2012, 32 of the 64 localities in Darfur, Sudan, have been affected by the disease, with 166 people dead and 788 others ill.
  1. The aforementioned contribution will be used to provide yellow fever vaccines through the World Health Organization.

26 Oct 2012 description

1 . In view of worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen due to continuous anti-government protests and battles since January, 2011, the government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide humanitarian aid worth US$500,000 to Yemen.

18 Apr 2012 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea, in addition to the US$50,000 provided to Fiji that sustained massive flood damage in its major western cities such as Nandi in January, has decided to offer an additional US$50,000 in humanitarian assistance to the area struck by flood damage again due to heavy rain.

  2. In view of rising outbreaks of typhoid and other waterborne illnesses in the affected areas, sanitation and general medical supplies worth US$50,000 will be procured in the ROK and sent to the areas as promptly as possible.

09 Dec 2011 description

The Ministry of Unification (MOU) announced on December 5 that the government plans to give USD 5.65 million (approximately 6.5 billion won) in aid to North Korea via the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The UNICEF programs will be directed to the most vulnerable sectors of the North Korean population, including infants, children, and pregnant or nursing mothers. Among these, USD 2.8 million will be allotted for vaccines and medical supplies, 2.5 million for programs to treat and prevent malnourishment, and 350,000 for miscellaneous administrative needs.

07 Mar 2011 description

date: 2011-03-07 18:00

name: Spokesperson's Office

1. As violence worsens due to the Libyan government's brutal repression of anti-government protests in Libya, causing large numbers of displaced people to flee to neighboring countries and the border areas, the United Nations asked countries for emergency aid to the refugees. In response to the UN request, the Korean government has decided to provide 500,000 dollars in humanitarian aid.

? As of Mar. 5, about 1,000 have been killed and around 200,000 displaced.

03 Aug 2010 description
  1. The Korean government has decided to provide 500,000 dollars' worth of emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan, where flash floods have caused the worst damage ever in sixty years.

    ? The Pakistani government estimates that as of August 1, the floods have left 871 people dead and 512 injured, while destroying 30,000 houses and major roads and bridges.

    2. Regarding the damage from the recent floods, the Pakistani government asked for international support through the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

30 Jul 2010 description
  1. The Korean government has decided to send emergency relief supplies worth 50,000 dollars to Peru, where people have died due to the recent cold wave.

    - It has been confirmed that because of the cold wave that mainly swept the high lands of southern Peru, 297 people have died and 51,164 children have suffered respiratory diseases. Victims are expected to increase due to another cold wave on July 26-29.


16 Jun 2010 description

1. Considering massive damage caused by armed clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in the city of Osh and the Jalalabad region in southern Kyrgyzstan on June 10, the Korean government has decided to provide emergency humanitarian aid worth 100,000 dollars to Uzbekistan, which is temporarily protecting about 83,000 refugees.

- The clashes have caused enormous damage, while leaving 170 people dead, 1,762 injured, and around 83,000 homeless as of June 15. The actual extent of the damage is expected to exceed the estimated figures.


07 Apr 2010 description

To lend humanitarian aid to Fiji, hit by a cyclone on March 15-17, the Korean government has decided to provide 50,000 dollars worth of emergency relief.

The cyclone has affected about 17,000 people in Fiji.

Regarding the cyclone damage, the Fijian government has declar=ADed a state of emergency for 30 days from March 16, and asked other countries for support. The Korean government will provide relief funds or medicines in consultation with the Fijian government.

Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Relations of MOFAT (unofficial translation)

06 Apr 2010 description

To provide humanitarian aid to Mongolia, where a cold wave has continued since last winter, causing significant damage including death of livestock, the Korean government has decided to send emergency relief supplies worth 100,000 dollars.

The cold wave during last winter killed 5.2 million heads of livestock and affected 500,000 nomads, about a quarter of the total population, across Mongolia.

Regarding the damage by the recent cold wave, the Mongolian government declar=ADed a state of emergency in 133 districts across 19 of the country's 21 provinces, and asked the …

26 Feb 2010 description

The government sent 200.000 liters of hand sanitizer to help fight against the spread of H1N1 influenza to North Korea on Feb 23. The hand sanitizer, worth about 1 billion won, was transported along with 27 South Korean government officials including Director for the Humanitarian Assistance Division of MOU.