South Korea to send aid, ban travel for 6.15 events in DPRK

According to AFP:

The unification ministry, which must authorise all cross-border exchanges, said the shipments from private groups of milk and other items totalling 320,000 dollars would be sent late this month.

The South cut off most trade with the North after accusing its neighbour of firing a torpedo to sink the ship in March with the loss of 46 lives. It exempted humanitarian aid.

The impoverished North suffers severe food shortages. The UN Children’s Fund says one in three of its children is stunted by malnutrition.

And according to KBS:

The Unification Ministry is prohibiting South Koreans from going to North Korea to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the signing of the June 15th Joint Declaration.

The ministry recently rejected a South Korean group’s request to travel to the North to attend the ceremony marking the signing in Pyongyang.

The ministry said it could now allow the trip due to heightened inter-Korean tensions over the sinking of the Cheonan.

Representatives from South and North Korea and overseas Korean communities had planned to hold a joint ceremony in Pyongyang after holding working-level contacts in the North Korean border city of Gaeseong in May. 

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