UN OFFICIAL AKASHI CALLS FOR MORE FOOD AID TO NORTH KOREA IN SEOUL
Yasushi Akashi, United Nations Undersecretary-General, answers questions during a news conference in Seoul after returning from North Korea June 28. Akashi, head of the UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs, paid a four-day visit to North Korea, which has been hit by famine following poor harvests due to massive flooding in 1995 and 1996. Akashi said North Korea's food crisis was serious and called for more international food aids.
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