24 Dec '11, 8am

S. Korean activists send winter socks to North Korea

S. Korean activists send winter socks to North Korea

Activists in South Korea on Saturday sent winter socks carried by gas-filled balloons across the border to the impoverished North, where they can easily be exchanged for food. -- PHOTO: AFP SEOUL (AFP) - Activists in South Korea on Saturday sent winter socks carried by gas-filled balloons across the border to the impoverished North, where they can easily be exchanged for food. One pair of socks is thought to fetch about 10kg of corn - enough to sustain a person for a month in the hungry communist state. About 800 pairs of socks were launched by four large balloons across the border from the northern city of Paju on Christmas Eve. They were sent with leaflets containing a 'politically innocuous' message, said Seoul-based aid group North Korea Peace, which plans to launch 1,000 pairs of socks every month. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog ...

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