PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- A plane carrying U.S. emergency aid has arrived in flood-stricken North Korea, in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the countries.
The cargo plane loaded with $900,000 worth of food, medical aid,
soap, blankets and cooking kits touched down at Pyongyang's Sunan
airport late Saturday, according to footage from the Associated
Press Television News from the North Korean capital.
North Carolina-based aid group Samaritan's Purse said it has
pledged $1.2 million in addition to the $900,000 that the U.S.
government has allocated for aid to North Korea through U.S.-based
North Korea has been reaching out recently for help in the wake
of autumn flooding last year, an unusually harsh winter and more
heavy rain this spring and summer.