February 25, 2024

South Korea needs to send food aid to North by September, MOU says

Local civic, religious groups also planning to provide "emergency food assistance" to DPRK

South Korea's Ministry of Unification (MOU) on Tuesday said Seoul would need to send a planned shipment of humanitarian food aid to North Korea by September, in comments that come as local civic and religious organizations say they will seek to provide “emergency” supplies to the DPRK soon.

Seoul last week officially confirmed plans for the provision of food to North Korea following a report by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) claiming 10.1 million North Korean people were “in urgent need of food assistance."