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Emergency Evacuation Status Briefing Due to Typhoon Khanuns Northward Movement
- Publish date2023-08-10
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This is Lee Sang-min, the Minister of the Interior and Safety,
overseeing the Government Emergency Preparedness and Response
I will now provide an update on the emergency evacuation status for
participants of the 2023 Saemangeum 25th World Scout Jamboree in
response to Typhoon Khanun.
As you are aware, this evacuation is part of the emergency
measures to protect the global youth participating in the Jamboree
from the disaster situation posed by the typhoon.
On August 6, the President directed the formulation of
government-level measures, and as per the directive on August 7
to establish and execute the Jamboree Government Emergency
Response Team, we are coordinating closely with the Organizing
Committee, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM),
and contingents from various countries.
Firstly, I will provide information on the status of the emergency
evacuation and movement.
After the first bus carrying participants from Taiwan departed at 9
a.m. this morning, a total of 1,014 buses have sequentially left for
their respective destinations. The total number of participants
being transferred is approximately 37,000 from 156 countries.Buses have been arranged by country, and interpreters will also be
present to facilitate smooth communication upon arrival at the
To ensure participants' safety during transportation, four police
helicopters are providing aerial guidance, and 273 patrol cars and
patrol motorcycles are escorting the buses.
Next is the status of emergency accommodations. In collaboration
with eight provinces, including the Seoul Metropolitan Area, a total
of 128 accommodations are being operated.
Seoul: 17 accommodations, 8 countries, 3,133 participants
Gyeonggi: 64 accommodations, 88 countries, 13,568 participants
Incheon: 8 accommodations, 27 countries, 3,257 participants
Daejeon: 6 accommodations, 2 countries, 1,355 participants
Sejong: 3 accommodations, 2 countries, 716 participants
Chungbuk: 7 accommodations, 3 countries, 2,710 participants
Chungnam: 18 accommodations, 18 countries, 6,274 participants
Jeonbuk: 5 accommodations, 10 countries, 5,541 participants
※ Based on the information received from WOSM, accurate statistics will be
compiled using the actual boarding numbers.
Local government authorities are conducting checks on the
cleanliness of rooms and restrooms in these facilities, as well as
preparing medical measures to ensure participants' safety and
comfort upon arrival.The police will conduct patrols at the accommodations, and the
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is thoroughly inspecting the
quality and quantity of meals provided to participants, as well as
the sanitary conditions of the food, to ensure participants' health
Furthermore, the government will continue to operate the Jamboree
programs for the remaining four nights and five days so that
participants can continue their Jamboree experience.
Until the moment participants depart, the government and local
authorities will work together to ensure that participants can
experience South Korea safely and enjoyably and conclude all
activities with a sense of happiness.
We kindly ask citizens to warmly welcome the Jamboree
participants as they arrive at their accommodations after a long