May 27, 1997 in Nation/World

Two Koreas Agree On Food Shipments

Compiled From Wire Services
 
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Red Cross officials from rival North and South Korea overcame politics by agreeing Monday to send 50,000 tons of food to the hunger-stricken North by August.

The food, mostly corn, amounts to a six-month supply for 600,000 people - more than four times the number of North Koreans currently receiving Red Cross aid, the agency said.

About one-third of the promised aid - 15,000 tons - already is being shipped by train from China, Red Cross spokesman Johan Schaar said.


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