Korea, Democratic People's Republic (DPRK)

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8 September 2005

Seoul - WFP hails South Korea\'s contributions to easing the acute humanitarian crisis in the North, but said new donations were urgently needed for the UN agency\'s severely under-funded emergency operation that seeks to support 6.5 million particularly vulnerable people there.


3 July 2005

Beijing Malnutrition rates among children in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea have declined in the past two years but remain relatively high, according to a new survey. UN agencies announcing the findings say that substantial, well-targeted international assistance must be sustained to build on the gains.


24 June 2005

Washington, DC - WFP welcomes an announcement by the US government that it would donate 50,000 metric tons of agricultural commodities to the hungry in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea.


27 May 2005

Seoul - A slump in donations for its emergency operation in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea will force WFP to halt vital distributions to almost all of its 3.8 million "core" beneficiaries over the next the two months, the United Nations agency warns.


26 March 2005

Beijing - WFP will have to halt distributions to millions of hungry North Koreans within weeks unless fresh pledges are made soon, the agency warns, urging the Pyongyang government to facilitate vital donations by easing restrictions on the monitoring of aid.


27 January 2005

Pyongyang WFP warns that in 2005 it needs 500,000 tonnes of commodities, valued at US$202 million, to assist 6.5 million particularly hungry North Koreans.


23 November 2004

Pyongyang/Rome - Despite its best harvest in ten years, the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will post another substantial food deficit in 2005 and require external aid to support more than a quarter of its 23.7 million people, WFP and the FAO said in a joint press release.


2 September 2004

Beijing With its cereals stocks in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea all but exhausted and little in the pipeline, WFP calls for urgent international assistance to help feed 6.5 million of the country\'s hungriest people.


5 June 2004

Seoul - While the international community has rushed to the rescue of victims of last month\'s deadly train explosion in North Korea, aid programmes to help millions of other needy people across the country remain critically under-funded, says a senior United Nations official.