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.