The aid is aimed at addressing the "immediate food needs" of around 38,000 people living in areas of serious crop devastation, the WFP said in a statement.

Each person will receive 400 grams of maize per day for a month, it said.

The North Korean authorities have so far reported 33 deaths, with 18 people missing.

The International Federation of the Red Cross Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is carrying out relief work, said that up to 50,000 people have been displaced by the floodwaters.


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