Korea, Democratic People's Republic (DPRK)

News release

30 June 2008

WFP announced an agreement with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea that paves the way for a rapid expansion of its food assistance to more than 5 million hungry people throughout the country.

16 April 2008

WFP has warned that time is running out to avert looming food shortages and a potential humanitarian crisis in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following confirmation of a critically low national harvest stemming in part from last year’s heavy August floods.

16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.

21 August 2007

WFP has announced that deliveries of emergency food assistance for victims of devastating floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will begin immediately.

9 July 2007

A food security assessment prepared by WFP indicates that thousands of people recovering from devastating August floods in DPRK require immediate and continued humanitarian food assistance including nutritional support for children and other vulnerable persons in the heavily-flooded counties.

14 June 2007

WFP has welcomed an announcement of a critically needed contribution worth in excess of US$20 million by the Republic of Korea (RoK) to WFP’s food assistance to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where a lack of funds has already forced the agency to cut back feeding programmes for schools and for at-risk infants and small children.

5 April 2007

WFP welcomes a US$300,000 contribution from Turkey, towards its operations in North Korea (DPRK) and Djibouti.

28 March 2007

WFP has announced that officials of the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had indicated that the country faced a shortfall of one million metric tons of food, and expressed a new openness to receiving increased food assistance from WFP.

5 November 2006

WFP set to resume aid distributions in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea (DPRK) within two weeks, having reached agreement with the government on new working arrangements after months of negotiation.