December 06, 2023

UN food program projects threefold rise in funding needs for aid to North Korea

World Food Program says it plans to resume array of activities if DPRK reopens, estimating it needs $38M in second half

The U.N. food program estimates that it will need over three times more funding for projects in North Korea over the next six months, anticipating an increase in its activity if the DPRK ends its COVID-19 border controls.

In its latest Global Operational Response Plan published Friday, the World Food Program (WFP) projects it will need $38 million in funding from June to Nov. 2023 — 3.5 times more than the $14 million the organization called for last year.