Flood-hit North Korea requests UN food aid

Last Updated: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 08:53

New York: North Korea has urged the UN to provide emergency supplies, including food and fuel, after one of the country`s worst floods have left over 100 people dead and thousands homeless.

Torrential rains have resulted in widespread flooding in North Korea, Xinhua quoted Martin Nesirky, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as saying.

"The (North Korean) government has requested that the UN release its pre-positioned emergency stocks, including food and fuel," Nesirky said.

Heavy rains since last week have devastated North Korea.
The country had been reeling under a severe drought in the past few months.

IANS



First Published: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 08:53

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