The Republic of Korea provides $1.5 million USD of humanitarian aid to Ethiopia

20 July 2023
Halima Abdulahi, 18, says water is life, everything that people need to survive.
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1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide a total of $1.5 million USD in humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia through international agencies. This assistance is an addition to the 13 thousand tons of rice assistance (worth $10.7 million USD) to Ethiopia provided by the Republic of Korea this year.

2. The assistance will be provided through the following international agencies:

  • WFP: $400,000 USD to provide emergency food aid and nutrition support
  • UNHCR: $400,000 USD to provide relief assistance to internally displaced people
  • UNICEF: $400,000 USD to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • ICRC: $300,000 USD to provide emergency relief

3. The Republic of Korea recognizes the urgent humanitarian needs in Ethiopia and will work closely with the Ethiopian government and relevant international agencies to ensure that the aid can effectively assist people in need and contribute to the improvement of the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia.  

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