Caritas gets okay to send relief to North Korea

The organizations are planning to despatch ingredients for making enriched bread, winter clothing for children and basic medical supplies, among other things.

Korea
Dec 10 2013, 2:18 PM
Caritas gets okay to send relief to North Korea
North Koreans receive rice distributed by Caritas Korea.

Private aid groups like Caritas Korea were granted permission by the South Korean Ministry of Unification last week to take relief goods to North Korea.

The organizations are planning to despatch ingredients for making enriched bread, winter clothing for children and basic medical supplies, among other things.

“We will also continue to provide permission to other organizations that have requested it as soon as they meet the requirements,” said Unification Ministry spokesperson Kim Ui-do.

Apart from Caritas, other organizations that received the government’s permission are Seomgim and Nanum International.

Meanwhile officials from the two Koreas met at the Kaesong Industrial Complex support centre to discuss technical issues to provide internet access at the complex and to improve telecommunications channels for the military. Considerable obstacles will have to be overcome before an agreement can be reached.

Source: the hankyoreh

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