November 29, 2023

“Suffering of millions” in North Korea requires urgent funding: WFP

Agency asking for USD$15.2 million for the next five months

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been unable to meet its funding goals for North Korea this year and is appealing for urgent donations, spokesperson Herve Verhoosel said during a briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

“We must not wait for diplomatic progress to alleviate the suffering of millions of people... Funds are urgently needed now,” Verhoosel said, according to a UN news release.