Red Cross: 29,000 have lost homes in NKorea floods

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Posted: Aug 22, 2011 6:52 AM
Red Cross: 29,000 have lost homes in NKorea floods

The Red Cross says over 29,000 people in North Korea have lost their homes from storms and flooding in the past three months.

The International Federation of the Red Cross says it is working to provide emergency food supplies, water and shelter to 7,500 families in the south and southwest of the country.

The humanitarian aid group says in some areas half of homes have been destroyed by floods.

The Red Cross said Monday the worst-hit area in South Hwanghae Province is considered the 'bread basket' of North Korea.

The IFRC's head of delegation in North Korea, Igor Dmitryuk, says the group is trying to find proper shelter for the homeless before the start of North Korea's harsh winter season.