September 17, 2021

More than half of North Korea is hungry, and a UN food program may soon drop out

The U.N. World Food Program warns that COVID-19-related restrictions may soon put a stop to its North Korea operations

A key U.N. program providing food and farming support to a hunger-stricken North Korea may soon halt all operations in the country after facing roadblocks over COVID-19. 

On Tuesday, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said that it will end its North Korea work in 2021 if food imports become impossible. As it stands, the WFP stated that the country’s pandemic-related restrictions have “curtailed” the group’s ability to bring in food, deploy staff members and monitor its aid program.