Korea, Democratic People's Republic (DPRK)

20 July 2011

Dramatic flooding following heavy rains is adding a new challenge for the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, many of whom are already going hungry as food supplies run thinner and thinner. Children in particular remain highly vulnerable to malnutrition.

14 July 2011

Kwan Un-Sin's two-month-old child, Ho Wi-Ryok, is healthy and well. Un-Sin, who lives in Jangpung in South Hwanghae province, received specialised food support from WFP during her pregnancy – blends of both corn and milk and rice and milk produced in factories in DPRK. 

4 July 2011

Child malnutrition is on the rise in the Democratic Popular Republic of Korea in the wake of serious food shortages. Cereal rations in much of the country have fallen to a quarter of their normal levels. In paediatric wards around the country, food provided by WFP is helping malnourished children rebuild their strength.

29 June 2011

Hyon-Gil is an orphan who is a boarder at a school in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). He is one of 3.5 million people targeted by WFP under the current emergency operation to address food shortages in the country.

5 March 2009

As we scale back our food assistance programme to North Koreans, WFP is allocating the limited food stocks available to some of the most vulnerable regions and beneficiary groups.

8 September 2008

WFP has launched a new emergency operation valued at approximately half a billion dollars to feed 6.2 million people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including many in previously inaccessible areas of the country.

11 December 2007

Countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.

16 August 2007

Following a visit to flooded areas of North Korea, WFP's acting country director, Michael Dunford, tells the BBC news website what he saw and how the floods are affecting a country already dependent on food aid.

27 July 2007

WFP has thanked Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for a generous €11.5 million contribution to development projects across the globe ranging from free school meals to nutritional support for people living with HIV and AIDS.

4 July 2007

In regions wracked by violence or submerged by floods, the first emergency is how to deliver enough food as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some of the crises counted among WFP's "global hotspots".