Private US aid to the DPRK

According to the Baptist Standard:

A Korean Texas Baptist with a 17-year track record of relief ministry in North Korea made two trips there in recent months to deliver 50 tons of flour and 1,100 pairs of warm socks and other supplies for orphans.

Yoo Jong Yoon’s most-recent trip to North Korea ended just two weeks before the death of the nation’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-il.

Yoon—former Korean mission field consultant with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship —delivered $28,000 worth of flour and supplies provided by CBF, Texas Baptist Men , the Korean American Sharing Movement of Dallas and several individual donors.

At their recent board of directors meeting and annual convention, TBM agreed to provide another $10,000 in 2012 to meet needs in light of North Korea’s longstanding food shortage. TBM’s ongoing involvement in hunger relief, humanitarian aid and development projects in North Korea dates back to the mid-1990s.

Yoon anticipates delivering 60 tons of corn in May and another 60 tons in September. One ton of corn provides for about 2,200 meals, he explained.

Yoon also secured memoranda of understanding from the government that could open the doors to providing support for an English-language teaching institute and medicine, supplies and equipment for a hospital in Wonsan City in Kwangwon Province.

Read the full quote here:
Baptist food deliveries continue in North Korea
Baptist Standard
20120-2-24

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