» 02/14/2006, 00.00
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Number of homeless up
It is the highest figure since 2001. The Health Ministry wants to set up new free health clinics but critics argue more is needed.
24/01/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, card. Yeom among the sick and homeless: God has always loved you
The prelate, who was appointed cardinal by Pope Francis, celebrated Mass in the village Eun-pyong, a shelter for the homeless and the sick run by Caritas Seoul: "I need your prayers, which are strong, because they are made under difficult circumstances."
16/08/2007 NORTH KOREA – SOUTH KOREA
Caritas Corea to help northern flood victims
Mgr Lazarus You Heung-sik, president of the Catholic humanitarian agency, makes the announcement. He says that his organisation is waiting for an assessment before intervening. Red Cross reports more than 220 dead and 300,000 homeless people. Mountain deforestation is the main cause for the disaster.
10/05/2006 SOUTH KOREA
Low birth rate data released on Parents' Day
Some 438,000 children were born last year, 8 per cent fewer than the year before, a sign that the country is aging. People over 65 are now 7 per cent of the population but will be 20 per cent in 2026.
02/01/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul , man who set himself on fire to demand Park’s resignation dies
The victim, identified only as Lee, held his demonstration on a flyover in the capital. In his last message before killing himself he asked the government to "tell the truth " about the electoral fraud of 2011 and the South Korean people to " stand up " for democracy .
16/06/2008 SOUTH KOREA – UNITED STATES
No deal between Washington and Seoul on beef imports
The Seoul government asks for a ban on beef over 30 months old, because of the possible risks of mad cow disease. Imports began again in April after a four year stop.
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