October 01, 2023

North Korea seeks food aid from UN aid agency

Drought has negatively impacted North Korea’s crop harvests in 2015, reports indicated

The North Korean government has made a request to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for food aid, an official with that UN agency stated.

A decrease in early season crops prompted North Korea in July to make the request, the Voice of America quoted Cristina Coslet, FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System officer in charge of Far East Asia as saying in a Sept. 15 report.