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South Korean Emergency Aid Heads For North

August 06, 2006
"We hope this will lead to an extensive government-level aid for North Koreans as the flood damage is said to be more serious than known there,"
- Kim Kyeong-Hee, the head of JTS Korea, a Seoul-based Buddhist relief agency

Seoul, Korea - The first shipment of emergency aid from South Korea to the North since devastating floods last month, which reportedly left up to 10,000 people dead or missing, left on Thursday, an aid group said

He said the supplies, including 100 tonnes of flour, 37,500 packs of instant noodles and 15,000 sets of clothing, had been sent at the North's request. He said more shipments would follow this week and next.

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