Iran Sends 85-ton Aid Cargo to North Korea

Iran’s Red Crescent Society has sent an 85-ton humanitarian aid cargo to Pyongyang as part of efforts to help the North Korean people who are struggling with hunger and malnutrition in the East Asian country.

Head of the Public Relations department of Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Pouya Hajian confirmed this news and said the cargo delivered to North Korea’s Red Cross officials.

The freight included flour, dried milk, and rice. It was handed to North Korea’s Red Crescent Society in Pyongyang.

North Korea’s South Hwanghae Province has recently been hit with a severe famine. The acute famine was reportedly caused by heavy rains and flooding last year, which sharply reduced the harvest of crops in the region. North Korea was struck by a terrible famine in the 1990s that killed many people.

UN agencies estimated in November after a visit to the North that three million people would need food aid in 2012.

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