January 25, 2021

WFP issues emergency aid to over 140,000 North Korean flood victims

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to over 140,000 North Koreans affected by recent flooding in the northeast of the country, according to a press release on Tuesday.

Flooding and heavy rains caused by a typhoon in late August have continued into September, further exacerbating the number of civilians displaced and without basic provisions.