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The government has agreed to provide $1 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, where more than 1,000 people have been killed in the earthquake.
Choi Young-sam, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on the 23rd, “I hope that the Korean government’s support will be helpful to the people of Afghanistan who are suffering from the damage caused by the earthquake.”
“The government will continue to provide humanitarian aid to countries and people affected by natural disasters,” he added.
This support will be provided through international organizations operating in Afghanistan, not bilaterally. An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “Since there are many organizations such as UNICEF and WFP in Afghanistan, I think it might be one of them.”
Earlier on the 22nd, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Paktika province, near the Pakistan border in southeastern Afghanistan. According to foreign media, more than 1,000 people were killed and more than 1,600 injured in the earthquake.
Kim Soo-young, reporter at Hankyung.com email@example.com
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