Title:  The 50th Anniversary of Korea Disaster Relief Association Commemorative Stamp.
Stamp Serial#
Date of Issue
1,400,000 ea.
250 won ea. 
A Teddy bear at the disaster site.
Kim, Chang-hwan
Shin, Jae-yong 
Image Area
26mm x 34.5mm 
Sheet Composition
5 x 4 
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors. 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Many wallow in despair after losing their livelihood to disasters such as typhoons or floods. Warm helping hands stretch out to the unfortunate, preparing warm meals and clothing, as well as shelters where the victims can take refuge. These are the practices of sharing shown during the past half a century by the Korea Disaster Relief Association.

The typhoon "Sarah" swept through the Korean peninsula, leaving behind massive damage. Unexpected heavy rains and typhoons amidst difficult economic times have been a source of anguish and despair for the Korean people. Going through the typhoon "Sarah," we came to realize the severity of the damage that can be sustained from a disaster. To activate a more effective and systematic relief apparatus, broadcasting companies, newspaper companies and social associations around the country got together in 1961 to set up the Korea Water Disaster Relief Association, a pure non-profit relief association and the very matrix of Korea Disaster Relief Association which started the culture of donation in Korea.

Whenever a disaster occurs, the Korea Disaster Relief Association carries out a variety of emergency relief activities such as collecting a relief fund, conducting volunteer services, and providing daily necessities. Moreover, it has also been involved in restorations of housing and preparing provisional housing for the victims who suffer damages to their houses, as well as in supporting the collection of relief funds for the victims. Whenever there is a national disaster such as typhoon Rusa, typhoon Maemi, the fire in Daegu subway, and the oil leakage in Taean, the Association takes the lead in pan-Korea fund-raising activities, thus providing KRW 945 billion in donations and 24.8 million relief items so far.

Giving appreciative acknowledgment to the valuable, half-a-century footprints of the Association, we hold high expectations for the next upcoming half. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, a commemorative stamp is issued, featuring the "Korea Disaster Relief Association that delivers love to the Teddy bear at the disaster site."