Korea, Democratic People's Republic (DPRK)

Publications
Nutrition
4 December 2013

In July 2013, WFP staff visited 28 counties to interview households and child institutions in DPR Korea about the impact of the nutrition assistance provided by WFP. This report assesses the outcomes and effectiveness of WFP's Protracted Recovery and Relief Operation (PRRO) 200114: “Nutrition Support for Women and Children”, implemented in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over 21 months, from 1 July 2010 to 31 March 2011, and from 1 July 2012 to 31 June 2013.

Nutrition
4 December 2013

In July 2013, WFP staff visited 28 counties to interview households and child institutions in DPR Korea about the impact of the nutrition assistance provided by WFP.

Nutrition
20 March 2013

The national nutrition survey released in March 2013  is the result of  a joint collaboration between DPRK Government, involving the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the Child Nutrition Institute, the Ministry of Public Health and the National Coordination Committee as well as WHO, WFP and UNICEF.

The survey shows that stunting remains an area of great concern in DPRK. About 28 percent of children are stunted (chronic malnutrition), with some provinces showing higher rates. Acute malnutrition (4 percent) also varies according to province.

Nutrition
10 December 2012

A Partnership for Nutritious Biscuits and Super Cereal: Since 1998, the production of locally fortified food has been at the heart of WFP's efforts to address undernutrition and fight hunger in DPR Korea.

Nutrition
16 November 2012

Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life – from the womb to two years of age – can lead to irreversible damage to children’s minds and bodies. The World Food Programme in Asia is targeting its food assistance to make sure that children and adults get the right food, at the right time, in the right place.