【 Local News 】 ROK Govt provides food aid to IDPs in Rakhine, Chin through WFP

17 October 2020                                         

The government of the Republic of Korea donated US$500,000 to the World Food Programme yesterday to provide emergency food stuffs to IDP camps in Rakhine and Chin States.

At the virtual ceremony at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea yesterday Korean Ambassador Mr Lee Sang-hwa and Country Director of WFP.

With the support of the Korean government, the WFP will distribute basic food stuffs such as rice, oil, and soybeans to the people displaced by armed conflicts in Rakhine and Chin states.

“In order to respond to the increased humanitarian needs amidst the COVID-19 outbreak such as food security for daily lives of IDPs in Rakhine, food, water and habitat support will be provided through WFP (US$500,000) and ICRC (US$700,000) this year,” said the statement released by the embassy yesterday. The Korean government provided antigen tests kits worth of US$50,000 to the Union Government on 29 September, and is planning to provide additional test kits worth US$500,000 in humanitarian aid on 16 October.

Credit - Global New Light of Myanmar