The United Nations says the situation in flood-hit North Korea has stabilised with food and emergency relief distributed to many of the thousands affected.
According to North Korean official state media, the death toll after the flood disaster has passed 170 with another 400 people unaccounted for.
The floods were triggered by heavy rains at the end of July which left more than 200,000 people homeless.
It's estimated that 600 square kilometres of farmland have been washed away.
The United Nations and the Red Cross have been delivering aid to those affected by the floods.
The World Food Program is now helping to feed 100,000 people in the worst-hit counties.
Aid delivered to worst-hit areas
The UN's resident coordinator in North Korea, Jerome Sauvage, told Radio Australia's program many people left homeless are being taken care of by their families.
"We have not seen people being put into temporary camps or anything like that," Mr Sauvage said.
"Those whose houses were partially destroyed - tarps have been distributed to an extent in order to cover those parts of the houses that have been destroyed."
Mr Sauvage says other emergency have been distributed to people from pre-positioned stocks.
"The Red Cross and the UN agencies have distributed already about $350,000 worth of pre-positioned stocks," he said.
"Those were household kits, tarpaulins, quilts, cooking sets, jerry cans etc, also some emergency health kits and even some kits for delivery for midwives."
Mr Sauvage says they've also distributed grain.
Weather conditions improving
With the weather conditions improving, the UN isn't expecting to distribute many more relief supplies.
But some stocks will be kept available in case of another disaster.
Mr Sauvage says they'll carry out a crop and food assessment to examine the extent of the impact on farmlands.
"It was a lot of rain, some areas indeed were washed away," he said.
"We also don't know the extent of the dry spell around May and June."
But Mr Sauvage says the situation is better than it was a year ago.
"Compared to last year, as of today, are better than they were last year," he said.
© ABC 2012
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