South Korea Gives $900,000 in Humanitarian Aid for Myanmar

South Korea has donated $900,000 to a United Nations humanitarian initiative for Myanmar, data from the United Nations revealed.

A spokesperson from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) confirmed that the country donated $300,000 based on its financial tracking service, correcting its earlier statement that the donation was from North Korea, Reuters reported.

South Korea has earlier contributed $600,000 to the OCHA-managed Myanmar Humanitarian Fund, according to Head of Communications for Asia and the Pacific Pierre Peron.

The fund has called for donations worth $276 million for assistance in Myanmar amidst the deadly crackdown of the military against pro-democracy protesters.

South Korea has since suspended defense exchanges with the country.

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