Climate change and sanctions to blame for major drop in North Korea food supplies

7 March 2019

The two main reasons for a significant drop in food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are climate change and international sanctions, Tapan Mishra UN Resident Coordination in DPRK, told UN News on Thursday.

Mr. Mishra was at UN Headquarters in New York to meet with representatives of donor, and potential donor, countries, to appeal for an increase in funding for food aid and health assistance.

When the Resident Coordinator spoke to Conor Lennon from UN News, he explained that, although the country has needed aid for several years, 2019 is set to be a tough year for many North Koreans.

Audio Credit:
Conor Lennon, UN News
Audio Duration:
7'12"

 

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