South Korea has decided to donate 10 million dollars to help millions of Syrians displaced by a prolonged civil war, Yonhap News Agency quoted Seoul's foreign ministry as saying Wednesday.
Seoul's pledge came at a donors' conference held on Monday in Kuwait aimed at supporting the international community's efforts to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
The move will raise the total amount of assistance from Seoul to Syria to 23.45 million dollars, the ministry said.
In 2012, South Korea first provided assistance to Syrians worth 2 million dollars.
More than 12 million Syrians need humanitarian assistance inside the war-torn country, up from one million people at the beginning of the conflict in 2011, according to the United Nations.
At the conference, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon requested that the world provide an unprecedented amount of 8.4 billion dollars this year to tackle the growing number of Syrian refugees, according to the foreign ministry.
Participating countries at the donor conference have pledged to provide an accumulative $3.8 billion, including $570 million from the United States.