February 24, 2012 12:27
The World Food Programme plans to end its emergency aid mission to North Korea in March as originally scheduled.
Citing officials from the WFP, Radio Free Asia reported Thursday that its emergency operation for the most vulnerable groups in the North, including children, pregnant women and the elderly, will end next month.
The organization said once the emergency program is over it will switch back to its smaller-scale assistance program, which provides food to roughly 3.5 million women and children in need of immediate nutritional support.
Meanwhile, the report added that the UN-affiliated organization had only raised about 30 percent of the funds needed to support North Koreans as of Wednesday.
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