South Korea Pledges $500,000 in Aid to Chile for Wildfire Recovery

SEOUL — South Korea has announced a commitment of US$500,000 in humanitarian aid to assist Chile in combating the devastating wildfires that have wreaked havoc across the Valparaiso region.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the assistance aims to support recovery efforts and help affected residents return to their daily lives. The wildfires have resulted in over 120 deaths, with hundreds still missing and thousands of homes destroyed. Chilean President Gabriel Boric has described the wildfires as the country's worst catastrophe since the 2010 earthquake, prompting a state of emergency declaration. South Korea's contribution reflects its hope to aid in the South American nation's swift recovery from this disaster.

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