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Paratyphoid Fever Breaks Out in N.Korea

By Kim Myong-song A paratyphoid fever epidemic has broken out recently in North Korea in the aftermath of Typhoon Lingling. The illness, which causes high fever and diarrhea, has been spreading in...

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Humanitarian Group to Travel to N.Korea Next Month

A civilian group of both progressive and conservative NGO officials will travel to North Korea next month. A Cheong Wa Dae official said Wednesday that the Korean Sharing Movement applied for...

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N.Korea completes 12,000 homes for flood victims

Some 12,000 North Korean families have moved into newly built homes in flood-ravaged North Hamgyong Province, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said Monday. The Unification Ministry...

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Korea: Global Warming Threatens Rice Crops

Global warming is expected to damage rice production in Korea as increasing areas of the country become suitable for tropical fruit farming. The Rural Development Administration warned that Korea's...

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Kim Dae-jung's Widow Delivers Humanitarian Aid in Pyongyang

Lee Hee-ho, the widow of former President Kim Dae-jung, visited an orphanage and a nursery in Pyongyang on Thursday, the second day of her stay there. Lee delivered humanitarian goods including...

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N.Korea Gives Up on Big Collective Farms

The North Korean regime started to distribute the land of collective farms to households across the reclusive nation. Household farming already started in selected regions several years ago. A source...

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Korean Relief Troops Return from Philippines

Korean relief troops returned home from the Philippines on Tuesday, where they were stationed to help rebuild Tacloban after it was devastated by typhoon Haiyan last year. Their mission officially...

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Korean Medical Experts to Scout Ebola-Hit Africa

Korea will send a small team of medical experts from the ministries of health and welfare, defense and foreign affairs to Ebola-hit West Africa early next month. They are to pave the way for a bigger...

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N.Korea Launches Farming Reforms

The North Korean regime has recently decided to hand over about 3,300 sq.m of land to each farmer and change the crop-sharing ratio between the state and individual farmers from 7:3 to 6:4 in a bid...

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Measles Spreads Rapidly in N.Korea

Measles continues to spread in North Korea from the country's capital to other cities. Radio Free Asia reported on Wednesday that measles broke out in Yongchon in mid-June and is now reaching...

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Severe Drought Blights N.Korea

North Korea is suffering such a serious drought that soldiers have been mobilized to irrigate fields and paddies. In North Pyongan Province alone, "hundreds of thousands of functionaries and workers...

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S.Korean Charity to Send 200 Tons of Food Aid to N.Korea

A South Korean charity will send the biggest consignment of food aid to North Korea since the Park Geun-hye administration took office here. ChildFund Korea will dispatch about 200 tons of food from...

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Seoul to Allow Aid Shipments to N.Korea

Seoul is permitting two private aid groups to send US$1-million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea in another sign of growing goodwill. The Unification Ministry made the announcement Friday and...

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Seoul Pledges $5 Million to Philippines

The Foreign Ministry has decided to donate US$5 million to the Philippines after super typhoon Haiyan left more than 12,000 people dead or missing. The amount covers food and medical supplies...

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S.Korean Red Cross to Aid N.Korean Flood Victims

The South Korean Red Cross said Monday it decided to donate US$100,000 to flood victims in North Korea through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The money will be...

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Drought Withers Crops in N.Korea

North Korea has been experiencing unusually dry weather since late April and the South’s Korea Meteorological Administration expects the dry spell on the peninsula to continue until the end of this...

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N.Korea requests vaccines for children

North Korea has asked an international organization for vaccines to treat North Korean children suffering from infectious diseases. South Korea's Unification Ministry said the Seoul-based...

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Most N.Korean Children Undernourished

Nearly two-thirds of North Korean children under 10, or some 2.2 million, suffer from growth disorders related to malnutrition and 18,000 of them are so undernourished that their life is at risk,...

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N.Korea to Allow More Monitoring of Food Aid Distribution

North Korea has apparently agreed to increase the number of independent monitors who will observe food aid distribution there, removing a major stumbling block to the resumption of aid to the...

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