July 14, 2011 11:29
China and Sweden are reportedly working to send food aid to North Korea, which is suffering from extreme food shortages.
According to the Voice of America on Wednesday, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency has pledged US$1.6 million to the World Food Programme, and China has provided US1 million. With these latest contributions, the WFP has secured a total of $38 million for the North Korean project.
The humanitarian organization categorizes North Korea as a country with a moderately high level of malnourishment. Between 20 and 34 percent of its population are believed to be suffering from hunger.
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