NPR Examines Potential Motives For South Korean Food, Medical Aid To North Korea

NPR: Why South Korea Is Sending $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea
“South Korea last week approved $8 million in food aid to North Korea, in response to what U.N. agencies say are the worst harvests there in a decade and severe food shortages affecting 40% of the North’s population. Despite the South Korean government’s insistence on separating the aid from politics, the donation is widely seen as having the political goal of improving inter-Korean relations…” (Kuhn, 6/9).