The UN World Food Programme is to send a batch of emergency food aid to North Korea, where a series of deluges and a typhoon have left hundreds of people dead or missing.
The North's state media reported the death toll from flooding had increased to 169. KCNA news agency said the number of missing had risen to 400, while 212,200 had been left homeless.
A recent UN report classified 7.2 million of the country's 24 million population as "chronic poor", and said one in three children was stunted from poor nutrition.
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