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The floods that have hit parts of North Korea since late June appear to have been more devastating than what the country first acknowledged. On Saturday, the official Korean Central News Agency said floods and a typhoon killed almost 170 people, left 400 missing and made more than 212,000 people homeless, reports the BBC.
The U.N. World Food Program said it will start sending emergency food aid to North Korea, reports Reuters. A recent United Nations mission had found there was also much damage to farmland, a devastating prospect for a country that already can’t grow enough food to feed its own people. North Korea officially says some 160,000 acres of farmland were affected.