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U.S. supports emergency humanitarian aid to DPRK: State Department

08-06-2011 09:31 BJT

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. supported emergency humanitarian aid to the flood-stricken Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said the U.S. State Department on Friday.

"The U.S. supports emergency humanitarian assistance to the people of North Korea in accordance with international standards for monitoring," the State Department said in a statement, adding that America's humanitarian aid "is not linked to any political or security issues."

The State Department said the U.S. remained concerned about " the well-being" of the people in DPRK, but "no additional aid has been requested at this time."

The recent heavy rains and flooding in DPRK from late June to mid-July have caused severe losses, killing some 30 people and destroying more than 6,750 houses, local media reported on Friday.

The last U.S. food assistance program on the DPRK was suspended in March 2009. In May, U.S. officials traveled to DPRK to assess the food situation there, but no decision on the food aid has been made yet.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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