Seoul to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea

2017-09-21 12:58


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Seoul - South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North Korea's nuclear tests.

The government on Thursday approved plans to provide $8 million worth of food and medicine through the UN Children's Fund and the UN World Food Program.

Seoul says the assistance doesn't include cash and there's "realistically no possibility" that the North could use it to support its nuclear weapons program. Seoul says it will decide when to provide the aid considering the state of relations between the rival Koreas.

South Korea suspended humanitarian aid to North Korea after the country conducted its fourth nuclear test in January 2016.

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