South Korea

COUNTRY INFORMATION

Region: East Asia

Population: 51,835,110

Capital: Seoul

GDP (Million US$): $1,600.00

Disaster Risk Profile: Prone to floods, fires, drought, heavy snow, earthquakes and yellow-dust phenomena resulting in $700 million in damages on an annual basis.

Inform Risk Rating: 5.6

DRR Plans and Policies

Disaster Relief Act

Act on Disaster Risk Management and Reduction

Disaster Management System

Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS)

The MOIS is the main disaster management body in Korea. The ministry focuses on building a comprehensive and prompt approach to coping with disasters and safety through building a systematic disaster and safety management system. The MOIS has adopted an integrated disaster and safety information system which handles all phases of a disaster through cross-government communication and collaboration.

Progress under each Sendai Priority

NDMO Contact Information

Ministry of Interior and Safety

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