December 01, 2023

Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects

World Food Program says reduced snowmelt could harm crops, as pandemic controls appear to exacerbate food shortages

A dryer than average winter will contribute to persistent food insecurity in North Korea in the coming months, according to the latest projections by the World Food Program (WFP).

“Possible low snow cover” would affect winter crops since snowmelt is one of the main water sources during the season, while increased global prices for food and fuel are also “key drivers” for food insecurity in the DPRK, according to WFP analysis seen by NK News.