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RoK Red Cross offers flood relief aid to DPRK

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The Red Cross of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on August 3 offered flood relief supplies worth 5 billion won (4.7 million USD) to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

According to the RoK Red Cross, it sent a letter to the DPRK side proposing the delivery of medicines and other essential goods to the flood-hit areas via the common border.

Earlier on August 2, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies delivered over 590,000 USD in emergency aid to the DPRK to help overcome flood aftermaths.

From June 23-July 16, North Hamgyong, South Hamgyong and South Hwanghae provinces of the DPRK were hit by fierce floods which killed dozens of people, damaged 2,900 houses and flooded over 60,000 ha of crops.

In 2007, the DPRK was hit by the heaviest rains over the past 40 years, which claimed the lives of 600 persons and caused the displacement of about 100,000 others./.
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