South Korean Churches under fire for sending aid to North

The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) is coming under fire for sending aid to the DPRK. The shipment of 172 tons of food aid was not approved by South Korea’s government. Unification Ministry spokeswoman Lee Jong-joo says it was not right for the church organization to contact the North Koreans and go ahead with the aid shipment, without getting South Korean government approval. Lee says the ministry will take necessary measures after hearing from the National Council of Churches about its activities. She adds that the government is monitoring the situation.

The NCCK acknowledges having unauthorized contact in Beijing with North Koreans to arrange the donation (Read Press Release here).


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