South Korea approves $7.6 million in aid for North
SEOUL (AP) - South Korea has approved US$6 million (S$7.6 million) in government aid for vaccines, medical care and food for North Korean children.
Seoul says it's the first such humanitarian aid set aside for Pyongyang since President Park Geun Hye took office in February.
Seoul's Unification Ministry said Tuesday that it will send UNICEF the money Wednesday. Seoul last provided aid through the UN agency in 2011.
Ms Park has vowed a tough response to any North Korean provocations but has also worked to build trust and encourage dialogue.