VOA: UN Dispatches Delegation to Examine Flood Damage in N. Korea

Write : 2016-09-21 10:20:12 Update : 2016-09-21 10:58:46

VOA: UN Dispatches Delegation to Examine Flood Damage in N. Korea

The Voice of America(VOA) has reported that the UN dispatched a second joint delegation to examine flood-hit areas in North Korea.
 
Marina Throne-Holst, an official at the UN Office of the Resident Coordinator based in Pyongyang, told VOA that working-level experts from humanitarian organizations in North Korea have entered Musan and Yonsa, North Hamgyong Province, after roads were opened. 

They are conducting aid distribution and monitoring activities as well as determining what kind of support is needed.
 
UNICEF's Anil Pokhrel, who is part of the relief team in Musan, told VOA that it is hard to believe that people once lived in the area, adding that the extent of the damage is shocking. He said 24-thousand people are currently living outdoors and are desperately trying to find food and water.
 
Meanwhile, Radio Free Asia(RFA) reported Wednesday that the UN World Food Program(WFP) will send emergency relief supplies of 77 tons of fortified biscuits and 79 tons of beans following a request from North Korean authorities.
 
A WFP official said the agency is reviewing additional support as damage from the flood has reached extensively to farms and related facilities.

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