Seoul to Allow Aid Shipments to N.Korea

Seoul is permitting two private aid groups to send US$1-million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea in another sign of growing goodwill.

The Unification Ministry made the announcement Friday and said the shipments will be mainly composed of anti-tuberculosis drugs and baby milk powder.

This brings to five the number of private organizations that have been allowed to send aid to the country this year, with the total amounting to more than $1.5 million.

Arirang News / Feb. 24, 2014 11:40 KST