updated on 29 Mar 2016 23:16 (KST)
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Actor Lee Min-ho has donated 50 million won ($43,000) to UNICEF through his donation platform Promiz, the U.N. agency’s Korea head said Tuesday.
Lee’s donation was made to celebrate World Water Day 2016. The money will be used to purchase 6.25 million water purification tablets, providing clean water to 52 million children across the world.
The 28-year-old celebrity has carried on his charity work for years, often making huge donations to various organizations.
In 2009, he engaged in the Love Net project by UNICEF in an attempt to prevent the proliferation of malaria. Continuing his good deeds, Lee donated 100 million won in 2015 for emergency relief campaigns in earthquake-torn Nepal.
At the agreement ceremony held on Monday, Lee said “I felt that it was my job to help those in need and publicize various issues and problems in society.”
“Promiz and I will put our best efforts into providing clean drinking water for more people around the world,” he added.
By Kim Ji-young (firstname.lastname@example.org)