UN food aid to North Korea 80 per cent underfunded, official warns

Published on 28 October 2010

The United Nations food programme for North Korea lacks 80 per cent of the funding needed, its director said Thursday in the South Korean capital of Seoul. 'Our assessed needs in in DPRK (North Korea) for the nutrition- focused programme that we have now are only 20 per cent funded,' Josette Sheeran, head of the World Food Programme (WFP), said.

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