S. Korean Cities, Civic Groups Send Relief to Quake-Hit Nepal

Write : 2015-04-28 18:40:11 Update : 2015-04-28 18:42:53

S. Korean Cities, Civic Groups Send Relief to Quake-Hit Nepal

South Korean cities and civic groups are offering relief to quake-hit Nepal.

Jeju Governor Won Hee-ryong on Tuesday called for an alliance of cities and local governments in the Asia and Pacific region to provide active support to Nepal, which was devastated by a massive earthquake four days ago.

Won made the call in a statement presiding over the executive bureau meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) in Makati City in the Philippines.

Won, the president of ASPAC, asked Monday 140 municipalities of 36 countries which are members of the ASPAC to provide food, water and medicine to Nepal.

The Jeju government plans to send 500 tons of bottled water to Nepal.

Gwangju city said that it has decided to dispatch a rescue and relief team to Nepal and sent an advance team.

The Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC), a council of 122 domestic relief organizations, said Tuesday that 25 civic groups have joined relief efforts for Nepal.

These groups have already sent relief workers or plan to do so soon. 

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