Red Cross trains thousands of North Koreans to help cope with coronavirus, floods

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Red Cross sends thousands of volunteers to help North Korea cope with coronavirus, floods

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, presides over an executive policy council meeting at the ruling Workers’ Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.The Red Cross has trained 43,000 North Korean volunteers to help communities, including the locked-down city of Kaesong, fight the novel coronavirus and provide flood assistance, an official with the relief organization said on Monday.

Heavy rain and flooding in recent days have also sparked concern about crop damage and food supplies in the isolated country.The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has built an extensive network of North Korean volunteers to help residents in all nine provinces to avoid the virus and reduce damage from floods and landslides, spokesman Antony Balmain said.

Precipitation levels in the North this month were higher than 2007 when the country suffered its worst floods, a spokesman at Seoul’s Unification Ministry overseeing inter-Korean affairs said. “Families are being supported with psychological first aid and awareness activities to maintain hygiene and stay healthy,” he added.

 

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this should be a huge warning about covid spread; about the spread it a supposed 'lock down' country

i hope everyone is safe

I want my donation back helping North Korea Government is unacceptable

:( i hope they come back safe

God, please watch over and keep safe the thousands of selfless volunteers heading to assist North Korea. 🙏

Suicidal tendencies

They will all be jailed or held

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