South Korea will provide $200,000 worth of equipment to help Colombian communities still suffering from last rainy season’s floods, Colombian media reported Wednesday.
The aid will consist primarily of water pumps to drain flooded areas and generators to provide power.
South Korea pledged $200,000 worth of aid in November 2010 when the floods were intensifying.
Last year, Colombia experienced an extraordinarily heavy rainy season that caused floods and landslides, affecting 70% of the country. The floods killed hundreds of Colombians and left several million homeless. Three million acres of crops were destroyed as well. The government has continued to provide relief to affected areas.
South Korea and Colombia signed a military agreement in June that will strengthen the two countries’ ties, as well as increase military cooperation and the sharing of information.