6 March 2013
The new WFP Representative for DPR Korea, Mr. Dierk Stegen, a German national, arrived in Pyongyang on 2 March 2013.
15 November 2012
On 9 October 2012, H.E. Alexander A. Timonin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to DPRK, visited Pyongyang Biscuit Factory to formally hand over a generous donation of Russian wheat flour to WFP’s work in the country.
25 October 2012
Pak Jong Sil is one of over 350,000 mothers in DPR Korea who have been receiving nutritional support from World Food Programme (WFP) during her pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
25 October 2012
Kaesong City baby home is one of 39 orphanages in DPR Korea receiving food assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP). There are three different types of homes for orphaned children in DPRK, based on age group. Baby homes cater for children between 0 and 4 years-old, children aged 5 and 6 are cared for in child centres, and boarding schools are home to 7-16 year-olds.
15 October 2012
The Government of China has recently announced a contribution of US$1 million to WFP’s operation in DPR Korea. The donation will be used to assist children and their mothers who are most vulnerable to undernutrition.
26 September 2012
An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) is underway in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 24 September to 8 October 2012.
25 September 2012
By Xuerong Liu, WFP Programme Officer in Pyongyang
On 20 September, a delegation from New Zealand headed by Seoul-based Ambassador His Excellency Patrick Rata visited institutions caring for children supported by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Sariwon city, North Hwanghae province.
7 September 2012
The Government of Ireland has confirmed a 200,000 Euros donation to WFP’s operation in DPR Korea
27 August 2012
Thanks to the United Nations' Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), WFP is able to provide continued food assistance to communities affected by the floods in DPR Korea.
16 August 2012
Often taken for granted, access to nutritious food during pregnancy can greatly impact a woman and her child's life -- as this young mother from DPRK tells our team.
- 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
- Flooded North Korea Hit by More Torrential Rain Source: The New York Times / Reuters