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Actress Lee Ha-nee donates for Rohingya refugees

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Updated : July 04 2018

Actress Lee Ha-nee has donated 10 million won ($8,900) to pay for streetlights for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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Lee Ha-nee (Yonhap)
Lee’s agency Saram Entertainment said, “When Lee left Onstyle’s ‘Get it Beauty,’ she donated 10 million won to Oxfam Korea, an NGO focused on alleviating global poverty.” Since 2015, Lee has been an honorary ambassador for the organization. Lee requested that the money be used to ensure safety of Rohingya women and children who are frequently in danger of being trafficked in the streets at night due to lack of lighting facilities.

With Lee’s donation, Oxfam Korea installed solar powered streetlights in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh in April. The organization also taught the refugees how to maintain the facilities themselves.

Since Lee visited the Oxfam relief camp in Cambodia in 2015, she has continuously helped charities by making donations and hosting charity concerts.

She, who worked as a host for Onstyle’s beauty program “Get it Beauty,” is now working on a new film called “Extreme Job.”

By Park Jin-won (jpark13@heraldcorp.com)

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