UN to Visit Flood-Hit North Korea

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations team will visit parts of flood-hit North Korea Tuesday to assess the damage and consider possible aid.

An official with the U.N. Children's Fund said U.N. workers already in North Korea would go to the two areas most affected by the flooding that began July 18.

North Korea says torrential rains spawned by a typhoon killed at least 88 people and left thousands homeless.

A recent U.N. report said that two-thirds of North Korea's 24 million people face chronic food shortages. Analysts say the latest flooding could make matters worse, since it came on the tail-end of a drought.