The Embassy of the Republic of South Korea indicated, in a statement, that its government “announced its decision to contribute about $4.4 million to Lebanon for the year 2023. This assistance aims to support the most vulnerable Lebanese and refugees, as well as build capacities for Lebanese institutions and communities.”
The statement pointed out that “this support will include: medical and food aid, enabling livelihoods, renewable energy, solid waste management, street lighting, demining and capacity building.”
Korean Ambassador to Lebanon Il Park said: “After three years of unprecedented crisis, the most vulnerable Lebanese citizens live in poverty that they can no longer cover their basic needs. As a Korean, I know how important it is to work together as a community and show solidarity with those who are suffering. We offer the same solidarity and spirit of sympathy to those who are suffering in Lebanon.”
Park recalled the $50,000 financial support that the Lebanese government provided to Korea during the Korean War to protect freedom and democracy in the country.
The statement stated, “This contribution comes in addition to the efforts made by Korea to support peace and stability in southern Lebanon through the forces of the Korean contingent of UNIFIL, which also works to increase the capacities of local institutions and communities.”