ROK approves additional shipments of humanitarian aid to DPRK

According to Yonhap:

South Korea has approved four shipments of humanitarian assistance to North Korea, a government official said Tuesday, upholding its policy of supporting those in need of such aid despite the sinking of a warship blamed on Pyongyang.

The aid, worth slightly over 300 million won (US$245,000), comes after South Korea approved two shipments of infant food to North Korea on June 8. North Korea is one of the poorest countries in the world, and its children suffer from chronic malnutrition.

“The latest shipments will be delivered to a nursery, a tuberculosis clinic, a maternity hospital and a kindergarten” in four different North Korean areas, Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung told reporters.

Wouldn’t it have been nice if he told us the names of the facilities and cities where the aid was going? Or if someone from the press asked him?

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S. Korea approves additional shipments of humanitarian aid to N. Korea
Sam Kim


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