World Vision to send emergency aid to N. Korea


World Vision, an international relief agency, said Friday it will send 200 million won (US$200,000) worth of emergency aid to North Korea next week to help relief efforts of the flood-stricken North.

The shipment consisting of medicine, flour and bare necessities will depart Incheon Port on Monday for Nampo Port along the North’s west coast, the agency said.

“We are making the first shipment to help the flood-stricken North. We will deliver more to the North as we stock up on more aid items,” a World Vision official said.

On Thursday, the North’s state media said that about 46,580 homes had been flooded or destroyed, while more than 300,000 people were displaced. North Korean officials told international aid agencies that at least 200 people were dead or missing.


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