SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accepted South Korea's offer to provide emergency relief aid, local media reported Monday.
The DPRK notified South Korean authorities of its decision earlier in the day via the Red Cross liaison channel at Panmunjom, a border-straddling village, according to Yonhap News Agency.
The move came a week after South Korea offered to help the estranged northern neighbor recover from dry spells, heavy rains and typhoons, the first such offer in two years.
The DPRK's state media reported floods left 169 people dead, 400 missing and 65,280 hectares of land inundated.
S. Korea offers humanitarian assistant to flood-hit DPRK
SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- South Korea has offered to send aid to the flood-stricken Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and is awaiting a response, unification minister Yu Woo-ik said Friday.
South Korea recently expressed its intention to help the northern neighbor recover from dry spells, heavy rains and typhoons, Yu told the parliament in response to a question by a lawmaker. Full story
S. Korea-based charity group to send flood aid to DPRK
SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's Unification Ministry approved Thursday a private charity group's request to send flood aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The South Korean chapter of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, plans to ship 500 tons of flour worth some 250 million won (220,487 U.S. dollars) next Tuesday. Full story
Death toll from DPRK floods rises to 169, with 400 missing
PYONGYANG, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from floods the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had risen to 169, while 400 others remained missing, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.
The number of people injured in the floods, caused by torrential rains from late June to July 31, also had climbed to 144, with the number of homeless advancing to 212,200, the DPRK's official news agency said.
In addition, more than 8,600 dwellings so far had been destroyed, 43,770 houses submerged, at least 65,280 hectares of cropland ruined, and more than 1,400 educational, healthcare and factory buildings inundated. Full story