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South Korea gives $1M for Ruby victims

/ 04:24 AM December 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The government of South Korea has pledged $1 million in humanitarian aid for the victims of the Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) in the Philippines.

In a statement issued by the embassy of South Korea in Manila, it announced its decision to give the Philippines the humanitarian assistance worth $1 million to help the country in the relief and initial recovery works in the areas hit by the typhoon.

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“The Republic of Korea extends its deepest sympathies and support to the victims and bereaved families affected by Typhoon Hagupit, which made landfall in the Philippines last December 6, 2014,” the embassy said.

The aid was also aimed at strengthening disaster risk reduction capacity of the Philippines. By Niña P. Calleja

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