G-Dragon donates W81.8M to help refugees

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G-Dragon donates W81.8M to help refugees


G-Dragon, the leader of the K-pop boy group Big Bang, donated 81.8 million won ($73,300) to the UNHCR, or the UN Refugee Agency, for his birthday on Aug. 18.

“I decided to make the donation after reading so many stories about the seriousness of the problems faced by refugees, who are forced from their homes by violence and the endless civil wars around the world,” said the 28-yaer-old. “I wish [this donation] leads to increased support for, and awareness of, refugee issues.”

The singer’s latest donation will be used to help refugees from around the world.

In addition, GD-Supporters, one of the singer’s fan clubs, donated 15.5 million won to several organizations, including the Purme Foundation and Seungil Hope Foundation, to celebrate the singer’s birthday.

Meanwhile, G-Dragon will stage a concert called “0.TO.10” with the rest of Big Bang at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, western Seoul, today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut.

By Jin Min-ji
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