South Korean Foreign Ministry announced that the country would provide aid to the tune of $100,000 to Samoa due to the massive measles outbreak. The ministry went on to add that the Red Crescent Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross will be responsible for the delivery of the aid to Samoa.
The ministry stated that it hopes that the aid will help Samoan authorities and the affected citizens to deal with the measles crisis. The measles epidemic has been one of the biggest crises to have hit Samoa in recent years. Throughout the past few weeks, as many as 4300 cases have been reported in the country.
Additionally, 63 deaths have also been reported so far. The government of Samoa has declared the measles outbreak as a national emergency, and many of the more important government facilities have been closed. The country has redirected all its resources towards bringing the situation under control.