3 April 2013
Together with our new Country Director Dierk Stegen, I recently went to Yomju County in North Pyongan province as part of an assessment mission for a food for community development (FFCD) project.
3 April 2013
In late 2012, Liechtenstein provided support to WFP’s operation aiming at providing nutritional assistance to small children in DPR Korea. The contribution enabled WFP to reach nearly 100,000 young children for one month.
29 March 2013
There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!
21 March 2013
When we walked into the yard there was an old traditional Korean house with a roof of black stone, where Han Kyong Suk welcomed us and invited us into her home.
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.
- 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