• UN SENDS FOOD AID TO 38,000 N. KOREA FLOOD VICTIMS

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    SEOUL: The United Nation’s (UN’s) World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday it had begun distributing 460 tonnes of maize to victims of major floods in North Korea that have killed more than 30 people. The aid is aimed at addressing the “immediate food needs” of around 38,000 people living in areas of serious crop devastation, the WFP said in a statement. Each person will receive 400 grams of maize a day for a month, it said. Exceptionally heavy seasonal rain in mid-July resulted in flooding in many parts of North Korea, with some areas recording twice the average monthly rainfall in just three days. The North Korean authorities have so far reported 33 deaths, with 18 people missing.

    AFP

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