More than 10 million North Koreans are in a situation that the UN describes as “food insecurity.” The country has harvested the lowest harvest in the last 10 years, due to drought and flooding, a representative of the World Food Program said at a briefing in Geneva on Friday.
He referred to the outcome of the joint assessment mission of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, which worked in the DPRK from March 29 to April 12. “It was concluded that because of the worst harvest in 10 years, caused by drought, heat waves and flooding, 10.1 million people suffer from severe food insecurity. This means that they do not have enough food until the next harvest “- said the representative.
The representative of the World Food Program said: “without humanitarian aid, millions of people could be threatened with hunger.”
He recalled that increasing aid “requires sustainable funding from donors to save lives.” “The lack of funds puts the situation of families at risk and poses a danger to a whole generation of children,” the UN official warned.