UN to Provide Food Aid to North Korea for Flood Relief
The United Nations' aid group said Saturday it will send 336 tons of emergency food aid to flood-ravaged North Korea.
In a news release, the World Food Program said it is sending the first batch of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas in the southern part of the communist country.
Tropical storms and subsequent floods swept through the North in July, leaving at least 88 people dead and more than 60,000 homeless, as well as destroying farmland.
The move came after the North filed a request for emergency aid this week.
The WFP said the aid will provide victims there with "an initial ration of 400 grams of maize per day for 14 days."
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