October 10, 2018 09:11
Food supplies remain low in North Korea, where nearly 40 percent of the population is still suffering from malnutrition.
The UN World Food Programme said on Tuesday that more than 10 million North Koreans are undernourished and need humanitarian aid. But the WFP, which provides fortified cereals and enriched biscuits to some 650,000 women and children in North Korea each month, may have to cut aid due to a lack of funding.
Some donors and companies have been reluctant to fund or get involved in aid programs for North Korea, although humanitarian work is excluded from sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council.
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