May 30, 1996 in Nation/World

Red Cross Appeals For Aid For North Korea

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North Korea is facing famine conditions in some regions this summer as international relief dwindles and donor countries resist aiding the recalcitrant North Korean government, which is balking at peace talks with South Korea.

George Weber, secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, told a news briefing here that the agency is running out of money to operate its feeding program for 130,000 North Koreans affected by flooding last fall.


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