North Korea has pleaded for emergency food and fuel supplies in the wake of the devastating recent floods to hit the country. That has left 119 people dead and thousands more people homeless, according to a report released by the United Nations.

A team of UN officials visited the flood-affected regions on 31 July to assess the damage. This footage shows flooded farm land, damaged roads and houses in Anju city located in the west of the country. Around 36,000 people are in need of food and clean water supplies as overflowing drains have contaminated the local wells. Another 8,000 houses and dozens of public buildings and roads have also been destroyed or flooded.

In response to the UN visit, The Red Cross have promised to allocate £193,000 in aid for the flood victims. While the Britain-based charity Shelter Box has also donated around 270 tents. The US says it is yet to receive any aid request from North Korea. Plans were in place to provide a further 240,000 tons of food aid this year, but the US cancelled the agreement in April when North Korea trialled a long-range rocket.

However, it promises to consider any plea put forward by the Asian country.

Written and presented by Ann Salter