The European Commission plans to donate 10 million euros ($14.5 million) to North Korea as the reclusive Asian country grapples with its worst food crisis in years.
The commission is set to release the funds before the October harvest, according to the Irish Times.
“Our experts saw severely malnourished children in hospitals and nurseries where no treatment was available,” said European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva. “The purpose of this aid package is to save the lives of at least 650,000 people who could otherwise die from lack of food.”
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