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5 November 2010

The World Food Programme's executive director has visited North Korea, a country blighted by undernourishment, for the body's first top-level meeting with North Korean officials in ten years. Josette Sheeran, the World Food Programme's (WFP) executive director, was greeted by Pak Kil Yon, the North Korean vice-foreign minister, in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on Wednesday state media reported.


4 November 2010

Large numbers of children in impoverished and isolated North Korea are suffering from malnutrition and food aid to the communist state is insufficient, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday. "I saw a lot of children already losing the battle against malnutrition," Josette Sheeran, executive director of the U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP), told reporters in Beijing after returning from Pyongyang.


4 November 2010

The head of the World Food Program said Thursday she saw many children in North Korea who are "losing the battle against malnutrition" during a visit there. Executive director Josette Sheeran made the remarks in Beijing on her return from a three-day trip to Pyongyang, the U.N. agency's first top-level visit to the communist country in nearly a decade.


3 November 2010

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) met Wednesday with Josette Sheeran, executive director of UN World Food Program (WFP), the official KCNA news agency reported.


3 November 2010

The executive director of the World Food Program is visiting North Korea for the agency's first top-level visit to the communist country in nearly 10 years.


29 October 2010

China Friday vowed to boost cooperation with the Rome-based United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The pledge came out of the meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu and Josette Sheeran, executive director of the WFP.


28 October 2010

South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan met Thursday with Josette Sheeran, executive director of the Rome-based United Nations World Food Program (WFP), to discuss humanitarian assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), local media said. The WFP chief reportedly called for South Korea's support for cooperation on the organization's programs designed to provide food to DPRK people in need. The foreign minister said non- political humanitarian aid can be provided, but not large-scale assistance, according to Yonhap News Agency.


28 October 2010

The head of the World Food Program says her agency is so short of aid for North Korea that it can not help more than 1.8 million undernourished children there. (..) The WFP's executive director, Josette Sheeran, said Thursday she is "deeply concerned" about the situation and wants the world to respond with more funds to provide 75,000 metric tons of food to North Korea.


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.


6 April 2010

A South Korean aid group said Tuesday it would send 300 tons of flour and other supplies to needy North Koreans this week amid reports that dire food shortages are worsening.(..)Overseas donations for programmes run by the UN's World Food Programme and others have fallen sharply because of the standoff over the North's nuclear and missile programmes. Pyongyang has also rejected some aid.