Disaster Relief

KOICA provides emergency relief (cash donation and relief supplies) and rehabilitation assistance (equipment and vehicles) to victims of conflict and natural disasters.

 

Notable was the humanitarian aid provided by KOICA :

 

The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balouchistan regions of Pakistan and affected the Indus River basin. At one point, approximately one-fifth of Paksitan's total land area was underwater. According to Pakistani government data the floods directly affected about 20 million poeple, mostly by destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, with a death toll of close to 2,000. The number of individuals affected by the flooding exceeds the combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

 

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Sep 2010. The second consignment of Emergency Relief goods was handed over to the representative of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan by H.E Mr. CHOI CHOONG-JOO newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan. The ceremony was attended by the officials of the Governement of Pakistam, the Embassy staff and KOICA Representative in Islamabad.

 

The consignment of "Emergency Relief Goods" contains such items as Tents, Mattress, Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Emergency Food, Medicines, Dry bread, Water Purifications, Mosquito Killers, Soap and Skin Allergy medicines etc.