North Korea (DPRK)

    Trucks bearing food and medicine from UNICEF began July 11 a difficult four-day journey over mountain roads to deliver supplies to youngsters in the isolated provinces in the north-east of the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Some 11 tons of therapeutic milk, 1.5 tons of therapeutic food for severely malnourished children and enough medicine for 400,000 people for three months are among the items being sent to the area. This delivery is UNICEF?s first since Pyongyang cut off international agencies? access to the provinces in late 2006. (UN News Service)

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