UN food agency welcomes South Korea’s aid donation to help northern neighbour

19 June 2019

South Korea’s donation of 50,000 tonnes of rice and 4.5 million dollars to help its struggling northern neighbour, will support up to two million people hit by drought and successive poor harvests, the World Food Programme said on Wednesday.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, WFP spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel, describes how more than 10 million people in mainly rural areas in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) face chronic food shortages.

This means that some families only eat eggs and other protein a handful of times a year, he says.

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Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
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