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North Korea seeks flood aid - how forthcoming will help be?

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posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:12 PM
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Found this on Reuters, did a quick search on ATS but couldn't find a thread specifically about this report, so thought I'd make one.


In New York, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a South Korean, told North Korean Ambassador Pak Gil Yon at a meeting that the world body would "do its utmost, in coordination with the international community, to help mitigate the consequences" of the flooding, a U.N. statement said.


Source: Reuters

Looks like North Korea is crying out for aid, after the storms and subsequent flooding in 2006 have left 63,300 homeless. With Kim Jong-Il not being the most popular man in the world, does anyone think aid has been slower than usual getting there? The Red Cross has been trying to help repair the damage, but the task is immense and with so many other countries in the world desperate for help from the international community, is North Korea a priority?

No doubt the Bush Administration are rubbing their hands with glee at the 800 public buildings, 540 bridges, and substantial damage to N.Korea's electricity network.

We all know that North Korea is an absolute mess. What saddens me is thinking about the poor people that have to suffer under Kim Jong-Il's rule. If he wasn't such a bad leader the country might have had enough resources to stop the problem sooner.

[edit on 14-8-2007 by DragonsDomain]

[edit on 14-8-2007 by DragonsDomain]




posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:14 PM
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even if someone helped them the people would just thank the "great leaders" and go on hating the rest of the world.



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