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S. Korea mulling over US$8 mln in aid to N.K. via int'l organs

2017/09/14 10:51

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SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's unification ministry said Thursday that it is considering providing US$8 million in aid to North Korea via international organizations.

The government plans to hold a meeting over inter-Korean cooperation next Thursday to finalize whether to offer humanitarian assistance to those who are vulnerable in North Korea, according to the ministry.

If decided, Seoul will support $4.5 million for a project to help infants and pregnant women by the World Food Program and $3.5 million for the U.N. International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

"The government plans to decide the details of the aid and the timing after taking into account inter-Korean situations," a ministry official said.

sooyeon@yna.co.kr

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