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ROK Government to Provide US$200,000 worth of Humanitarian Aid to Papua New Guinea to Help It Recover from Earthquake
1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide US$200,000 worth of humanitarian aid to Papua New Guinea, which is struggling to recover after a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the country's southern highlands on February 26 and its aftershocks caused human and material losses.
o About 42,500 people who were displaced by the earthquake are temporarily staying in shelters, and around 270,000 people, including some 125,000 children, in four provinces are in need of relief assistance as they are having difficulties getting food and drinking water.
2. The $200,000 offered by the ROK government will be used to provide relief supplies, including drinking water filters, rainwater collection systems, and food, through the ROK Embassy. The aid is expected to contribute to bringing stability to the lives of the affected people struggling to recover from the earthquake, as well as reconstructing the affected areas.
3. The ROK government will continue to expand humanitarian aid to assist countries and their people affected by natural disasters in their recovery efforts.
* unofficial translation