SKorea Drops Flood Relief Offer to NKorea

    South Korea has abandoned plans to deliver flood relief to North Korea, saying it did not receive any feedback on its offer earlier this year.

    The country has offered $4.7 million worth of baby food and bedding to its neighbor country, which suffered from floods in June and July. But South Korean officials said the North did not respond to the offer.

    “Decisions have been made to end the effort since there was no response from the North since then,” the Agence France-Press quotes a spokesperson of South Korea’s Unification Ministry.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.