Korea gives $1.2m Humanitarian Assistance to Libya

UN System in Libya and Republic of Korea Commit to strengthen the Humanitarian Assistance to Libya

The Korean Government has contributed USD 1.18 million to support the humanitarian assistance to Libya. The contribution aims at augmenting the United Nations’ ongoing involvement to address the humanitarian needs resulting from the armed conflict in Libya.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Libya, Lee Jong-kook, said the contribution to meet the urgent humanitarian needs in Libya was in response to the UN Appeal announced in September last year. He urged the parties to the conflict in Libya to allow the safe delivery of humanitarian aid and work towards a peaceful solution.

“The Korean Government wishes its contribution this time could help to alleviate sufferings the Libyan people such as children, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the injured are experiencing,” the Ambassador added at a ceremony at the Tunis offices of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on the occasion of the announcement of the contribution.

UNSMIL’s Officer-in-Charge, speaking on behalf of the United Nations in Libya, thanked the Korean Government for “this generous contribution and the momentous endorsement of our work for the ones who need it most in Libya.”

He added: “This contribution will enable UN Humanitarian Agencies and their partners to help people in the affected areas in Libya, supporting the under-funded operations in health, food and protection.”

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