21 October 2013
A new factory in Pyongson City brings to 14 the total number of facilities producing fortified foods for WFP programmes in DPR Korea.
16 August 2013
A severe funding shortfall for its operation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has forced WFP to reduce rations to the mothers and children it assists there. In DPR Korea, more than one in four children are stunted from a lack of vitamins and nutrients in their diet. They may never develop properly as a result.
5 August 2013
WFP is distributing maize to families affected by floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
15 July 2013
Arriving in DPRK for the first time from Cambodia, WFP staffer Leang Hay Uk gives a first-hand account of his visit to a kindergarten in Rinsan County, in the northern part of the country.**
14 June 2013
There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The "first key" we unveiled was 'Nutrition'; the second, 'Safety Nets'. We're unveiling the last "key" through a short film this month - and we want you to discover it with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, by joining this trivia contest, one lucky winner will get a WFP The North Face Backpack. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!
30 May 2013
In May, WFP’s office in DPR Korea held a workshop on "Lessons Learned and Best Practices" in the local production of Super Cereal and Nutritious Biscuits.
30 May 2013
Between May 22-24, WFP invited representatives from embassies in DPR Korea on a field trip to South Hamgyong Province.
28 May 2013
A reflection by WFP DPRK Field Coordinator Xuerong Liu
I have travelled many miles in this country, visited many people and seen the change of seasons in the landscape. At times, I look back and think about some of the children I have met through the year.
21 May 2013
There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The first key we unveiled last month was 'Nutrition'. What's the second key? We'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film each month until June 2013 - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, this time we're giving away two special WFP Tote Bags. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!
5 April 2013
Visit by His Excellency Nasri Gustaman, Ambassador of Indonesia, to child institutions in Pyongson City, DPR Korea
- UN Appeals for $98 Million for North Korea Needs Source: The New York Times
- WFP official thanks Russia for supplying flour to DPR Korea Source: TASS
- Concern as severe weather hits North Korean crops Source: Reuters
- North Korea Famine Not Imminent but Flood Impact Not Yet Clear: U.N. Source: The New York Times / Reuters
- North Korea floods: Death toll raised, WFP sends food aid Source: BBC News