THAILAND: North Koreans escape from hunger

Published on 09 August 2011

Thailand is fast becoming a transit country for North Koreans fleeing severe food shortages and poverty, authorities say. (..) "We are at a crossroads right now: if we manage to get food into the country we can reach thousands of hungry children and their mothers on time," Claudia von Roehl, WFP country director, told IRIN from Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. "Our primary concern is for those who are most vulnerable to food shortages - children, mothers and the elderly."

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