Cold threatens tens of thousands of North Koreans

Cold threatens tens of thousands of North Koreans

World December 13, 2016 09:48

pyongyang - The incident cold in North Korea a direct threat to tens of thousands of people. It involves residents of the northeast who were affected in late summer by the worst floods since seventy years.

In the region bordering China and Russia have as many as 70 000 North Koreans no roof over their head, as did the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announced on Tuesday. The president of the IFRC was to visit the opportunity North Korea ten days.

In the affected mountainous area are bad roads, there are hardly any medical facilities, there is too little water and tremble sanitation. The IFRC is concerned about outbreaks of infectious diseases. Precisely in this region the winters are particularly harsh. The international organization made earlier $ 15.5 million to the Red Cross in North Korea for relief, but only a quarter of that money and achieved its goal.


The floods threatened according to the United Nations 600. 000 people. There were 133 deaths counted, but still there are 395 missing.

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