- The 3rd Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) left for Laos on the morning of August 14 to help the country recover from the accident at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam.
o A see-off ceremony for the KDRT consisting of 13 medical workers and assistants took place at Incheon International Airport at 09:00 on August 14. It was attended by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the National Medical Center, and the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare.
- The government of the Republic of Korea held a ceremony for the dispatch of the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT), to be sent to Laos to support relief efforts following the accident at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam in Laos, at Seoul Air Base on the morning of July 29.
o The ceremony was attended by the KDRT consisting of 20 medical workers, and about 40 officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of National Defense, the Korea International Cooperation Agency, the National Medical Center, and the Korea …
- The Level-2 mobile hospital* which the government of the Republic of Korea, in cooperation with the African Union (AU), had worked to install in the African country of Mali officially opened on July 4.
* (Level-2 hospital) According to the standards of the UN, a Level-2 hospital performs 3-4 basic surgeries and treats 40 outpatients per day, and admits 10-20 patients.
- The government of the Republic of Korea will offer an additional 2.6 million US dollars in human assistance to a large number of Rohingya people who moved to Bangladesh after the armed clashes in Rakhine State, Myanmar, on August 25, as well as in emergency food assistance to those remaining in that part of Myanmar.
So far, a total of 655,000 Rohingya people have moved to Bangladesh since the armed clashes in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The ROK government provided malaria diagnostic reagents worth 100,000 US dollars to Niger in March, 2012.
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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.
The aforementioned aid will be used for the World Food Program (WFP)’s emergency food aid program.
- 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.
The aforementioned contribution will be used to provide yellow fever vaccines through the World Health Organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
date: 2011-03-07 18:00
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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.
- 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.
- 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.