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06 Jun 1996 description

NEW YORK, 6 June (Department of Humanitarian Affairs)-- The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Yasushi Akashi, today announced the launching of the United Nations consolidated inter-agency appeal for flood-related emergency humanitarian assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The appeal covers the period from 1 July 1996 to 31 March 1997, and requests a total of $43,632,935 to address the most urgent needs stemming from the severe and unprecedented floods that caused wide spread devastation in the the country in 1995.

09 Apr 1996 description

Contact: Linda Bloom April 9, 1996

To help alleviate severe food shortages in North Korea, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has received a U.S. Department of Commerce license to ship $100,000 worth of humanitarian supplies.

North Korea had made an "unprecedented appeal" for assistance to United Nations agencies and the world community after rain and typhoon damage destroyed crops last July and August, according to the Rev. Michael Hahm, an executive with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries' World Division.

02 Feb 1996 description

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced that it will provide $2 million to the U.N. World Food Programme's (WFP) emergency appeal for the growing food crisis in North Korea caused by severe floods.

According to a recent WFP and U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization assessment of the region, humanitarian food aid is urgently needed to support the basic nutrition levels of more than 500,000 North Koreans, whose farms have been destroyed by the floods.