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17 Sep 2012 description

Pyongyang, September 14 (KCNA) -- The flood and typhoon that swept most areas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from mid-June to late August caused heavy casualties and material losses in the country.

According to data available, 300 people were confirmed dead and another 600 injured and missing throughout the country.

The devastating flood damaged, destroyed and submerged more than 87 280 houses, leaving 298 050 people homeless.

14 Aug 2012 description

Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- The dear respected Kim Jong Un sent dozens of tons of quality foodstuffs of various sorts as well as hundreds of thousands of items of medicines to the nursery schools, orphanages and asylums for the aged in North Hwanghae Province.

Kim Jong Un had sent new clothes, black chickens and foodstuffs to the orphans on the Day of the Sun and June 1 International Children's Day this year.-0-

07 Aug 2012 description

Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The Red Cross Society of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea launched a relief work in flood-hit Anju City, South Phyongan Province.

Choe Yong Chol, chief of the Anju City branch of the society, told KCNA:

"Downpour swept Anju City in late July. To make it worse, water level of the river running across the city rapidly rose, affected by the high tide of the West Sea of Korea, exceeding the river's banks.

05 Aug 2011 description

Pyongyang, August 4 (KCNA) -- The Red Cross Society of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has launched relief activities for flood victims with flood damages getting serious in the country.

The society dispatched inspection teams to the flood-hit cities and counties of South Hwanghae and Kangwon provinces, Kaesong City and other areas to learn about damages and convey emergency relief materials to victims.

It has also rendered medical services to flood victims, while taking measures to prevent outbreak of epidemics.