In the summer of 1995, a storm and flood
swept through DPRK and endangered many people. For the first time in its history, DPRK officially requested foreign assistance from
international community. In respond to the
request, World Vision sent 100 tons of flour
to the flood victims in North Hwanghae as
well as all additional assistance such as all kinds of medicine, clothes, seeds and food.
Sixty bulls are sent to a ranch in Mt. Bultasan,
South Hwang Hae Province
The second shipment included surgical
gloves, hospital linens and surgical kits.
Dr. Che confirmed how useful the items were that had been sent. In November 2000,
Dr. Nergui, WV health specialist, visited the North Korea for an assessment of the health situation in the country and another assessment trip by Dr. Nergui was undertaken in
Medical supplies and blankets provided by
World Vision to Kaechun City Hospital, North Korea
Word Vision-supported cooperative farm in
Chang Suh-ri, South Ham Gyong Province
Word Vision-supported Eun Sung cooperative
farm in South Pyong An Province
In response to the call, World Vision rapidly
sent a relief team to a makeshift emergency affairs office in Dandong, China. On April 27, the team sent 5,000 blankets to the scene of the accident and additionally sent bread and water donated by Song Hak Food, which had been consistently engaged in supporting North Korea. In addition, World Vision’s
goodwill ambassadors, Hye Ja Kim donated the royalty of her book to send necessities to North Korean children.
A truck carrying 5,000 blankets, the first relief
supply for Ryongchon incident is crossing a bridge
between China and North Korea in 2004.