Parts of North Korea Remain Cut Off From Aid After Historic Floods

16 Sep 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SEOUL, South Korea
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Aid agencies continue to warn of a possible humanitarian catastrophe in the aftermath of floods in North Korea. Aid has reached reach some areas, but more remote regions remain cut off.Typhoon Lionrock struck in late August, with flooding in the north of the country first reported on August 29th. North Korea state media has described the weather event as the “heaviest downpour” in the country since the end of the Second World War. Poor infrastructure and deforestation have made the country particularly vulnerable to flooding.Flooding has hit the Tumen River, which borders China, and many areas in Musan and Yonsa counties are entirely cut off, according to the United Nations...

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