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S. Korea to offer $200,000 in aid for rain-damaged Kenya

All News 10:54 June 05, 2018

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Tuesday it will provide Kenya with US$200,000 in emergency humanitarian assistance as the African nation reels from the damage caused by months of heavy rain.

A local dam burst last month due to rain that has continued since March, increasing the number of victims.

A total of 179 people have reportedly been killed and more than 40 others have gone missing, with around 270,000 displaced from their homes.

South Korea's aid, which will be delivered through Kenya's Red Cross, will be used for shelters, drinking water, hygiene-related materials and other necessities, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It said the government will continue humanitarian assistance for countries and people suffering disaster-related damage.

lcd@yna.co.kr
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