The UN has secured 80% of the $4.7 million required to pay for the provision of flood relief aid to North Korea, the organization revealed yesterday.
According to the 3rd of its flood aid status reports, released by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Pyongyang on the 27th, most of the money collected so far has been provided by the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund ($1.955 million), United Nations Children’s Fund ($374,000) and the International Foundation of the Red Cross ($313,000)
The governments of Switzerland ($208,000) and Germany ($220,000) have also contributed. Two NGOs, Caritas (Germany; $50,000) and German Agro Action (Germany; $62,000) have also given significant sums.
According to the report, much of the needed emergency support for people made homeless by flooding in July has now been delivered, although efforts continue in some of the worst hit areas.
Notably, the World Food Program is still helping to feed people across 23 counties. The task, which has been ongoing for 25 straight days, has seen corn distributed to 102,000 people, with another 4,000T of corn set to be given out in the coming days.