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Russia provided humanitarian assistance to the DPRK

4 thousand tons of wheat was transferred through the World Food Program

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/NOVOSTIVL/ Moscow sent around 4,000 tons of wheat to North Korea to help the country cope with its poor food security situation following drought, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang said Wednesday. This article appeared in the Yonhap News Agency.

The embassy said on social media that 2,895 tons of Russian wheat arrived in North Korea on Wednesday, along with 1,100 tons delivered a few days earlier. The delivery was made through the World Food Programme (WFP), it added.

The WFP and the Food and Agriculture Organization recently said in a joint report that North Korea's crop output last year hit the lowest level since 2008, with an estimated 10 million people, or 40 percent of its population, in urgent need of food.