Five aid agencies announced this week that they had signed an unprecedented deal with
"It has been made very clear to North Korea that if it's discovered that food is going where it's not supposed to be going this program ... will not continue," said Joy Portella, spokeswoman for Mercy Corps, one of the agencies.
For the first time, the agencies will be able to keep tabs on the progress of the food from its arrival in the country to its distribution in institutions including hospitals, nurseries and orphanages.
Victor Hsu, country director for World Vision, said
[Excerpt of an article by Emma Batha, Reuters AlertNet]