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(LEAD) UN body gives food aid to N. Korean flood victims: report

2013/08/06 15:47

(ATTN: ADDS with UNICEF aid in last 3 paras)

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations agency in charge of addressing world hunger has begun shipments of food to North Korean flood victims, a news report said Tuesday.

The World Food Program (WFP) spokeswoman Nanna Skau said corn is being provided to households that have been hit hard by recent flooding caused by torrential rain, Radio Free Asia reported. She added that assistance is being offered because flooding has caused extensive damage to farmlands and irrigation systems.