South Korea to provide $1m in aid to south Sudan

January 07, 2014 - 1:02:47 pm

SEOUL: The South Korean government will give South Sudan one million dollars in humanitarian aid amid fighting between government troops and rebel forces there.

Seoul's Foreign Ministry said the United Nations estimates the fighting has displaced 190-thousand people.

The UN has asked the international community to provide 160 million dollars in emergency aid by March.

South Korea plans to provide food and drinking water as well as temporary lodging through international organizations. (QNA)