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South Korea provides $900,000 for UN Myanmar aid

  • Published at 03:47 pm June 17th, 2021
Myanmar Anti Coup Protest
Protesters with placards with the image of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi sit along a street during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on March 12, 2021 AFP

However, the country has suspended defence exchanges and banned exports of arms and other strategic items to Myanmar

South Korea has provided $900,000 to a UN-led humanitarian aid initiative for Myanmar, UN data showed on Thursday.

A spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said earlier data on its financial tracking service showing a contribution of $300,000 by North Korea was wrong and it has since been corrected.


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The contribution on May 24 to the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund came from South Korea in addition to a separate contribution of $600,000, Asia Pacific head of communications for the Office Pierre Peron said.

The fund calls for some $276 million to help Myanmar, where hundreds of people have died since the military ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February and began a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests, adding to the country's struggle with the coronavirus pandemic.

While continuing to provide aid, South Korea has suspended defence exchanges and banned exports of arms and other strategic items to the Southeast Asian country.

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