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S. Korea approves medical aid to DPRK by civic groups

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

According to Xinhua:

South Korea has approved humanitarian aid to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ( DPRK) by civic groups here, the latest in the flow of private aid to the estranged neighbor, local media reported Thursday.

With the approval, two South Korean aid groups, Nanum International and the Eugene Bell Foundation, plan to send medical equipment including X-ray machines and diagnostic reagents for tuberculosis, according to Yonhap News Agency.

South Korea suspended almost all exchanges with the DPRK following their border incidents in 2010, but has occasionally allowed humanitarian assistance to the impoverished neighbor.

Civic groups need government permission for DPRK-bound aid.

The original Yonhap story is here.

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S. Korea approves medical aid to DPRK by civic groups
Xinhua
2012-2-23

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