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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1998 | K. CONNIE KANG
It's Wednesday evening inside a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hollywood, and about 130 hungry men and women are looking forward to dinner--for some, their first hot meal in days. Many are street people traveling with bundles. Others have a place to stay, but augment their government checks by finding a free meal whenever they can.
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August 31, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North Korea is a medical disaster area where antibiotics and other basic medications are lacking and surgery is performed without anesthesia, said a visiting U.S. congressman who urged Monday that disputes over North Korea's missile program not be allowed to obscure a continuing humanitarian disaster.
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NEWS
January 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. World Food Program appealed for $378 million in emergency aid to avert famine in North Korea, saying food stocks in the disaster-hit country could run out as soon as April. The WFP said it needed 657,972 metric tons of food to distribute to 7.5 million North Koreans, up sharply from the 4.7 million people it helped last year. The isolated Stalinist country has a population of 23.2 million.
NEWS
July 24, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North Korea's famine has been every bit as devastating as anecdotal reports have suggested, with the death rate in one area rising as much as eightfold since 1990 and the birthrate cut in half, according to a study to be published today. The study is the first statistically rigorous assessment of a North Korean hunger crisis whose true dimensions have been carefully censored by the hermetic, Stalinist regime.
NEWS
May 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. agency will cut back aid to hundreds of thousands of hungry people after Pyongyang reneged on its promise to provide access to the entire country, a U.N. official said in Rome. The Communist nation assured U.N. relief officials last month that it would let workers with the Rome-based World Food Program into all 210 counties, including areas off limits for security reasons, said Catherine Bertini, the program's top official.
NEWS
April 9, 1997 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North Korea is descending into the "hell of a severe famine," with as many as 8 million people at risk of dying from malnutrition and disease, says a U.S. congressman who just returned from the stricken Communist country. The grim assessment Tuesday by Rep. Tony P. Hall (D-Ohio) came amid mounting relief efforts to prevent a full-scale catastrophe in the North and as the secretive regime made the unprecedented disclosure that 134 children have so far died of malnutrition.
NEWS
August 31, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North Korea is a medical disaster area where antibiotics and other basic medications are lacking and surgery is performed without anesthesia, said a visiting U.S. congressman who urged Monday that disputes over North Korea's missile program not be allowed to obscure a continuing humanitarian disaster.
NEWS
May 24, 1997 | Associated Press
The South Korean Red Cross offered Friday to send starving North Koreans 40,000 tons of grain--twice the amount it has sent the North in two years of severe food shortages. North Korean negotiators accepted the aid after two hours of talks, said Lee Byung Woong, secretary-general of the South Korean Red Cross. He said negotiations here in the Chinese capital will resume today to resolve disputes on how the food will be sent and who will get it.
NEWS
June 8, 1997 | TERESA WATANABE and HYUNGWON KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Devastated by disastrous flooding that swept her home away two years ago, Yang Soo Bok now struggles with a more pernicious hardship: a perilous nationwide food shortage that has reduced government rations to less than a fourth of a bowl of cornmeal a day. Yet blooming in the private garden of her newly built home is a cornucopia of 12 crops, including lettuce, pumpkin, corn and wheat. She has two fruit trees and also is raising a pig and three chickens.
NEWS
April 16, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Responding to an emergency U.N. appeal, the United States will provide North Korea with an additional $15 million in food aid targeted at children under 6 years old. The aid, announced Tuesday, increases Washington's relief effort to about $33 million since 1995. State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said the decision was not linked to a North Korean announcement, expected today, on whether to accept a U.S.-South Korean proposal to begin peace talks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1998 | K. CONNIE KANG
It's Wednesday evening inside a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hollywood, and about 130 hungry men and women are looking forward to dinner--for some, their first hot meal in days. Many are street people traveling with bundles. Others have a place to stay, but augment their government checks by finding a free meal whenever they can.
NEWS
May 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. agency will cut back aid to hundreds of thousands of hungry people after Pyongyang reneged on its promise to provide access to the entire country, a U.N. official said in Rome. The Communist nation assured U.N. relief officials last month that it would let workers with the Rome-based World Food Program into all 210 counties, including areas off limits for security reasons, said Catherine Bertini, the program's top official.
NEWS
January 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. World Food Program appealed for $378 million in emergency aid to avert famine in North Korea, saying food stocks in the disaster-hit country could run out as soon as April. The WFP said it needed 657,972 metric tons of food to distribute to 7.5 million North Koreans, up sharply from the 4.7 million people it helped last year. The isolated Stalinist country has a population of 23.2 million.
NEWS
June 8, 1997 | TERESA WATANABE and HYUNGWON KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Devastated by disastrous flooding that swept her home away two years ago, Yang Soo Bok now struggles with a more pernicious hardship: a perilous nationwide food shortage that has reduced government rations to less than a fourth of a bowl of cornmeal a day. Yet blooming in the private garden of her newly built home is a cornucopia of 12 crops, including lettuce, pumpkin, corn and wheat. She has two fruit trees and also is raising a pig and three chickens.
NEWS
May 24, 1997 | Associated Press
The South Korean Red Cross offered Friday to send starving North Koreans 40,000 tons of grain--twice the amount it has sent the North in two years of severe food shortages. North Korean negotiators accepted the aid after two hours of talks, said Lee Byung Woong, secretary-general of the South Korean Red Cross. He said negotiations here in the Chinese capital will resume today to resolve disputes on how the food will be sent and who will get it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1997
Famine brought on by two years of devastating floods in North Korea has prompted a Paramount church to organize a weekend rummage sale to benefit and raise awareness of the tragedy's distant victims. St. Raphael Korean Catholic Center is offering rows of videotapes, clothing and housewares for sale through Saturday beside the church at 15946 Downey Ave. All proceeds will be sent to the United Nations-sanctioned Campaign to Stop Famine in North Korea.
NEWS
January 27, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
As the South Korean Red Cross on Friday shipped blankets and noodles to famine-stricken North Korea, efforts to mount an international relief effort were stymied as negotiations in Honolulu ended without agreement. A Red Cross spokesman said the aid shipment included 100,000 packs of instant noodles, 20,000 pairs of socks and 2,000 blankets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1997
Famine brought on by two years of devastating floods in North Korea has prompted a Paramount church to organize a weekend rummage sale to benefit and raise awareness of the tragedy's distant victims. St. Raphael Korean Catholic Center is offering rows of videotapes, clothing and housewares for sale through Saturday beside the church at 15946 Downey Ave. All proceeds will be sent to the United Nations-sanctioned Campaign to Stop Famine in North Korea.
NEWS
April 16, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Responding to an emergency U.N. appeal, the United States will provide North Korea with an additional $15 million in food aid targeted at children under 6 years old. The aid, announced Tuesday, increases Washington's relief effort to about $33 million since 1995. State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said the decision was not linked to a North Korean announcement, expected today, on whether to accept a U.S.-South Korean proposal to begin peace talks.
NEWS
April 9, 1997 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North Korea is descending into the "hell of a severe famine," with as many as 8 million people at risk of dying from malnutrition and disease, says a U.S. congressman who just returned from the stricken Communist country. The grim assessment Tuesday by Rep. Tony P. Hall (D-Ohio) came amid mounting relief efforts to prevent a full-scale catastrophe in the North and as the secretive regime made the unprecedented disclosure that 134 children have so far died of malnutrition.
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