Oregon

Aid Agencies Respond To Flooding In North Korea

OPB | Sept. 18, 2007 8:51 a.m. | Updated: July 17, 2012 1:19 a.m. | Portland, OR

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Allison Frost By Allison Frost

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Two Oregon-based aid agencies, Medical Teams International and Mercy Corps are among those offering food and medical supplies to North Korea.

The country is still recovering from horrific floods in August that displaced nearly a million people and left hundreds dead.

Allison Frost talked with representatives of the two agencies.

Joe DiCarlo is the emergency response director for Mecical Teams International. He says it’s not just the aid itself that’s important.

For its part, Mercy Corps just returned from a week in North Korea. Mort Anoushiravani says what his team saw was devastating.

 

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