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Emergency Evacuation Status Briefing Due to Typhoon Khanun (Aug. 9)
- Publish date2023-08-10
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This is Lee Sang-min, the Minister of the Interior and Safety,
overseeing the Jamboree Emergency Preparedness and Response
I will now provide an update on the current emergency evacuation
status for the participants of the 25th World Scout Jamboree due to
the northward movement of Typhoon Khanun.
The first bus carrying participants from Taiwan departed the
campsite in the morning of August 8. With the final departure of
Czech participants at 7 p.m., all youth participants have left the
campsite, and subsequently, the International Service Team (IST)
members have also relocated sequentially.
Currently, World Jamboree participants are dispersed and
accommodated in facilities arranged by eight different provinces and
Measures have been implemented to ensure that Jamboree
participants, who were fatigued due to urgent evacuation
preparations, can find comfortable rest in the provided
After a hearty breakfast, participants have commenced engaging in
experiential programs organized by local government authorities
since this morning.Meanwhile, both central and local governments are making every
effort to ensure the safe and pleasant environment for Jamboree
Starting from the afternoon of August 8, the Ministry of the Interior
and Safety has dispatched a total of 130 regional coordinators,
including 9 director-general level officials, to provide comprehensive
support for safety, cleanliness of accommodations, and medical
In addition, since August 8, central government officials have been
providing support, including interpretation services.
Today, a total of 180 personnel from 36 ministries, agencies, and
offices are offering assistance. Local governments are also sending
available personnel to conduct on-site monitoring of program
progress and address any participant inconveniences.
Various cultural, educational, and experiential programs are being
conducted by each local government for Jamboree participants.
Some notable programs include Seoul's Han River Dance Night, a
tour of Gyeonggi's Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, a
UNESCO World Heritage site, a mud experience in Boryong,
Chungnam, and a traditional percussion play experience in Jeonbuk.
Regarding industrial tours, participants will visit bio companies in
Incheon and Hyundai Motor Group in Gyeonggi.
For off-site program operations, the police are providing support to
ensure safety, while the fire department is ready for any emergencies.Lastly, due to the northward movement of Typhoon Khanun, the
government, in collaboration with local governments, the police, and
fire department, is intensifying preventive patrols for flooding, debris,
landslides, and other potential risks around the accommodations to
ensure the safety of Jamboree participants.
Especially, safety management against the typhoon is being
reinforced for off-site program areas.
In preparation for accommodations potentially being directly affected
by the typhoon, the government, along with the World Organization
of the Scout Movement, will share real-time disaster information and
provide participants with instructions regarding the typhoon's
progress and recommended actions, aiming to ensure the safety and
well-being of all Jamboree participants.