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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on March 21st, 2008 at 5:15 am

More Evidence of Food Aid Diverted to North Korean Army

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The ROK military has released more evidence that the international food aid given to North Korea is being diverted to the military:

The South Korean military captured North Korean authorities in flagrante delicto diverting rice intended for humanitarian purposes to the military, taking pictures near the Demilitarized Zone between 2006 and 2007 with a high-performance camera while monitoring the movements of the North Korean military.

North Korea Diverting Rice Aid

In one photo (left), North Korean soldiers load rice sacks with a clear Red Cross mark onto a truck. Rice provided by South Korea as humanitarian aid bear a Red Cross mark, unlike rice provided in the form of loans. In another photo (right) the Red Cross-marked sacks are moved to guard posts.

The photos were reported to the Unification Ministry and Cheong Wa Dae under the previous government, and to President Lee Myung-bak’s transition team last month. Since 2003, the South Korean military has caught North Korea diverting more than 400 sacks of rice over 10 occasions to soldiers in frontline units.  [Chosun Ilbo]

I’m sure no one is surprised by this, especially former President Roh Moo-hyun’s decision to say and do nothing about it.  It will be interesting to see if new Korean President Lee Myung-bak will turn a blind eye as well to humanitarian aid being diverted to the military.

  • Tim
    3:12 am on March 21st, 2008 1


    But are not the nK soldiers humans too deserving of humanitarian aid? (snicker, snicker, LOL, ROFLMFAO!!!!)

    Tim in Angeles sendzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • EagleSpeak: Friday Reading
    2:02 am on March 22nd, 2008 2

    [...] links to a underice adventure that probably caused all the sweat pumps to come on line.GI Korea shows the DPRK Army (North Korean Army) getting fed- by humanitarian food aid meant for the other [...]

  • nospam
    1:56 pm on March 22nd, 2008 3

    Surprisd? Ha!

    When the food aid shipments began, the Norks wanted the rice to be in unmarked bags (so they could sell it). And they wanted the ROK ships delivering it to pay many millions of Won in port fees to unload it (the ROKS paid it). And they wanted the ROK ships to fly a North Korean flag.


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