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Seoul To Provide $10 Mln For WFP Aid Project For N. Korea

Reporter Ron Chang ㅣ 2020-08-06 18:43

Image: Yonhap News
Image: Yonhap News
South Korea has decided to provide 10 million dollars for a World Food Programme project that will supply food aid to North Korean children and women.

This is the first aid plan for the North to be approved since Unification Minister Lee In-young took office last month.

The funds will be used to provide nearly 9,000 tons of fortified food to children under the age of 7 and pregnant women in 60 counties in North Korea.

The project includes 3,600 tons of food aid, including corn, beans and oil.

The delivery of the assistance is expected to take around four months.

The ministry said on Thursday that South Korea will continue to provide humanitarian assistance, regardless of the political and military situation on the peninsula.

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