UN to decide soon on funds for NKorea food aid

Published on 24 May 2011

The United Nations said Tuesday it would soon decide whether to release emergency humanitarian funds for North Korea as a U.S. government team arrived in the secretive Asian nation to assess its request for food aid. The U.N. World Food Program launched a $200 million dollar international appeal late last month after it concluded that more than 6 million of North Korea's 23 million people were in urgent need of aid. It said the North's public distribution system would run out of food between May and July.
 

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