UN to give N. Korea US$2.1m in flood aid
September 18, 2013 - 11:08:19 am
SEOUL: The United Nations has decided to provide more than US$2 million in emergency relief to flood-stricken North Korea this year, a news report said Wednesday.
The UN Central Emergency Response Fund allocated a total of about US$2.1 million in "Rapid Response Grants" following reports of heavy flood damage in the communist country.
The UN had said earlier that $5.8 million will be needed to help the flood victims in the North.
The relief aid will be conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Program (WFP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNICEF, it said.
The WHO will use the money to send clean water to people affected by floods, and the WFP will provide food aid to expectant mothers.
The UNICEF will also provide medicine and vaccines to the communist state. (QNA)