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09 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

HONG KONG - North Korea's famine is deepening and there is no sign of relief, an international aid agency official says.

Recent flooding in the isolated Communist country has worsened an already acute food shortage, Kathi Zellweger, director of the Rome-based Catholic aid agency Caritas, told Associated Press Television on Saturday.

Zellweger, who recently returned from North Korea, said "everybody is suffering and everybody is hungry.''

08 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) -- North Korea's famine is deepening and there is no sign of relief, an international aid agency official says.

Recent flooding in the isolated Communist country has worsened an already acute food shortage, Kathi Zellweger, director of the Rome-based Catholic aid agency Caritas, told Associated Press Television on Saturday.

30 Aug 1996 description

SEOUL, Aug 30 (Reuter) - South Korea shipped $1 million worth of powdered milk to North Korea on Friday as part of a

26 Aug 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=8/26/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-202231
TITLE=U-S/NOKOREA AID (S ONLY)
BYLINE=VICTOR BEATTIE
DATELINE=WASHINGTON
CONTENT=

26 Aug 1996 description
report Associated Press

ROME (AP) - The first U.S. civilian ship to dock in North Korea since 1951 was being unloaded Friday as part of an expanded emergency food aid program for flood-stricken North Korea.

The MV Tampa Bay, carrying 14,300 tons of rice, corn meal and corn-soy blend, arrived Tuesday at Nampo harbor, 30 miles southwest of the capital Pyongyang, the World Food Program said Friday.

The Rome-based U.N.

26 Aug 1996 description
report The New York Times

TOKYO -- A U.S. congressman who ended a four-day trip to North Korea on Saturday said that North Koreans were in desperate need of food and that the Communist government had asked the United States for more aid.

"They are in dire straits, no question about it," Rep. Tony P. Hall, D-Ohio, said as his U.S. military plane refueled in Japan after having left North Korea. He then traveled to Seoul to brief South Korean officials on his visit, a rare one for a U.S.

26 Aug 1996 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

25 Aug 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=8/25/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-202157
TITLE=NORTH KOREA FOOD AID (S)
BYLINE=CHRIS SIMKINS
DATELINE=SEOUL
CONTENT=

23 Aug 1996 description

The World Food Programme's first consignments of food under its expanded emergency operation for North Korea have arrived in the flood-stricken country and will soon be distributed to some 1.5 million hungry poor people.

20 Aug 1996 description

NEW YORK, 16 August (Department of Humanitarian Affairs) -- Exactly one year after unprecedented torrential rains devastated much of the agricultural sector and infrastructure of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, heavy rainfall in July-August is once again causing widespread flooding in that country.

13 Aug 1996 description

From B. Szynalski, Director, Operational Policy and Support Division.

12 Aug 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=8/12/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-201573
TITLE==KOREA / RED CROSS / L-O
BYLINE=SHIN NA
DATELINE=SEOUL
CONTENT=

08 Aug 1996 description
report American Red Cross

Washington DC, August 8, 1996 -- Some 2,300 people have died since the start of the 1996 monsoon season in Asia,


with more than one hundred million people affected by severe flood damage to homes, croplands and infrastructure in
eight countries: North Korea, China, South Korea, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Heavy rain has been falling in North Korea since mid-July, with particularly severe downpours in the past week seriously
06 Aug 1996 description

PHILADELPHIA -- For the second straight summer, severe floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) are threatening the country's food supply and damaging infrastructure, according to Robert Hauser, country representative in Pyongyang for the World Food Programme. Rains fell continuously July 26 to 28, 1996, in the southwest section of the DPRK, the heart of the country's rice-producing area.

02 Aug 1996 description
report InterAction

What U.S. NGO's are doing


A Report & Media Resource Guide
Produced by InterAction

The American Council for Voluntary International Action

This guide is regularly updated on http://www.interaction.org

U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations Providing Flood Relief to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea