As you know, we took ON THE RECORD at 10pm to North Korea (DPRK) in May to report on the famine. It was our 3rd trip there and we broadcast live from there.

This food, as you will note below, is to be given to the people (humanitarian aid) and it is separate from the political problems the USA has with the DPRK government.

By the way, yes, I want to go back for a 4th trip and continue to cover North Korea…..if North Korea (DPRK) and Fox News Channel and Samaritan’s Purse green light it, I will do it in a flash.

Here is the update:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says it is providing emergency assistance to North Korea after recent floods in the impoverished country.

The State Department said Thursday that it will contribute up to $900,000 in relief supplies to North Korea’s Kangwon and North and South Hwanghae provinces through U.S. nongovernment groups.

The State Department says the relief demonstrates America’s continuing concern for the well-being of the North Korean people and notes that humanitarian assistance is separate from political and security concerns.

The aid follows exploratory talks in late July between U.S. and North Korean officials in New York on how to resume stalled multi-national talks on North Korea’s nuclear program.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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