Korea International Cooperation Agency and IOM Host Disaster Relief Workshop

Posted: 
09/21/12

Republic of Korea - IOM this week organized a three-day workshop on humanitarian assistance and disaster management in Seoul.

The event, which follows to an earlier disaster relief workshop in May, provided simulation exercises on migration crises and an overview of the humanitarian operating environment, disaster management standards and guidelines.

Participants included the Korea NGO Council for Overseas Cooperation, National Disaster Management Institute, (the Government think tank on disaster relief) and representatives from the Korea Humanitarian Assistance Centre, including the Ministries of Public Administration and Security, Foreign Affairs, Unification, the National Emergency Management Agency and Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

“We are experiencing dramatic changes in our own weather patterns that have started to affect Seoul and are therefore interested in learning from IOM’s global expertise on disaster risk reduction and preparedness. We also hope to collaborate with IOM in its overseas disaster relief efforts,” said Youn Ji-hyon, Director of Humanitarian Assistance Division at the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). 

KOICA is the Government of Republic of Korea’s development aid arm, which, along with the Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC), supported the workshop.

For more information please contact 

June Lee
IOM Republic of Korea
Tel: +822 2183 0193
Email: jlee@iom.int

or 

Brian Kelly
IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok
Email: bkelly@iom.int