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Nutrition
19 June 2012

In June of this year, his Excellency Germán Ferrás Alvarez, Ambassador of Cuba in DPR Korea, welcomed the arrival of 844 tons of sugar donated by the Government of Cuba to DPR Korea and Nampo port.

Nutrition
11 June 2012

WFP and UNICEF are working closely together to assist children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Monitoring
22 May 2012

Australian aid officials recently went on a field mission to Wonsan, Hamhung and Nampo port to monitor Australian assistance to women and children through WFP in DPR Korea.

Monitoring
29 March 2012

A Polish delegation participated in the monitoring of the arrival of food supplies in DPR Korea

Nutrition
16 March 2012

"How does number the 13 relate to the food produced locally in DPR Korea? And the number five? What about the number seven?" These were some of the questions that over 60 DPR Korean participants of a Local Food Production workshop were asked when their session started on 28 February in Hamhung city, on the east coast of DPR Korea.  While individual factories have long experience in the production of biscuits and Supercereals in DPR Korea, their managers and core staff members have limited opportunities to meet and share issues of common interest to all producers.  

Focus on Women
9 March 2012

 

Ju Hye-Sim lives with her husband in Chongnam, in DPR Korea’s South Pyongan province. As a pregnant woman from a poor household, she received specialised nutritious food from WFP from the first trimester of her pregnancy, until six months after her child was born. This assistance is part of WFP efforts to ensure newborn children are given the best possible start in life in a country where under-nutrition is a chronic and widespread problem.

 

Nutrition
9 March 2012

Sim Mun-Sop oversees work at Chongnam Gu People’s Hospital in DPR Korea’s South Pyongan province. On a recent visit to the institution, WFP’s monitoring staff heard how nutritional assistance has been helping young children return to health.

Crop and Food Assessments
30 September 2011

On October 3, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and WFP will commence this year’s  Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Emergencies
30 September 2011

On 14 September His Excellence, Mr. Sanjay Singh, Secretary East of the Ministry of External Relations, took time off to travel outside Pyongyang to visit children in institutions and hospitals benefitting from India’s contribution to WFP’s operation in DPRK.

Floods
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.