Korea

DPR of Korea: WHO chief calls for major investments in health sector

After suffering several years of food shortages and a range of health problems, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea needs substantial investments in its health sector, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

DPR of Korea: UN food agencies predict good harvest but say aid may still be needed

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea could experience its best harvest in six years, but domestic food production is still under par and the country will likely require outside aid next year, two United Nations agencies said today.

Annan welcomes resumption of inter-Korean dialogue

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the resumption of ministerial talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.

Severe spring drought worsens food situation in DPR Korea, UN agencies warn

A three-month spring drought has seriously aggravated the already precarious food situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, two United Nations aid agencies warned today.

DPR of Korea: despite political improvements, relief aid still critical, UN says

Recent improvements in the political climate of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have not yet had a significant impact on the country's humanitarian situation, which is still critical following a prolonged period of economic decline and a series of natural disasters, the United Nations said today.