UN food agency slows aid to the DPRK

Published on 28 May 2009

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is scaling down its food assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) due to a lack of funding, said the agency's spokesperson here on Thursday. "The number one reason of why we have to scale down our operations (in the DPRK) is a lack of funding," WFP spokesperson Bettina Luescher told a press conference here. "When we launched the operation in October, we were hoping we could feed 6 million people but the funds have simply not come in."

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