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S Korea pledges $200,000 for BD’s flood victims

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Staff Reporter
The Republic of Korea has pledged humanitarian aid of $US 200,000 for emergency relief operation for the flood-hit people across Bangladesh.
In response to the recent flooding, on behalf of Korean government, Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Ahn Seong-doo has announced that the donation will be given through International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS).
This year's monsoon season has been exceedingly devastating due to intense flooding affecting about 7.4 mil-lion people of Bangladesh.
The Korean government's fund will be used to supplement IFRC and BDRCS assistance focused on health, shelter, water, sanitation, food and livelihoods.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been supporting IFRC in the field of disaster risk man-agement since 2015 under the project titled 'Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Project: Enhanced Community Resilience to Floods in Bangladesh' with a budget of US$ 1,000,000.
Its main objective is to support community resilience in reducing disaster and climate change risks in Sirajganj and Pabna.
The Korean government hoped the Korea's relief effort will help the flood-affected families and further strengthen the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Korea, said KOICA on Wednesday.