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S. Korea to Provide $1 Mln Aid to Quake-Hit Afghanistan

Written: 2022-06-23 15:13:17Updated: 2022-06-23 15:39:24

S. Korea to Provide $1 Mln Aid to Quake-Hit Afghanistan

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South Korea will provide Afghanistan with one million dollars in humanitarian aid after a deadly earthquake in the southeastern part of the country.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Choi Young-sam said in a briefing on Thursday that the government expresses its deepest condolences to the countless victims of the earthquake and their families.

Choi said the South Korean government hopes for a prompt recovery of the quake-ridden regions and decided to provide emergency aid to support the victims.

The aid will be provided through an international organization such as UNICEF or the World Food Programme. 

A five-point-nine magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan's Paktika province near the Pakistani border on Wednesday, killing at least one-thousand.

The UN humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, Ramiz Alakbarov, said in a virtual briefing that nearly two-thousand houses appear to have been destroyed due to the strong quake.

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