In South Korea, WFP Stresses Need for Food Aid in North Korea

Representatives of the World Food Program stressed North Korea’s need for major food assistance in a meeting Wednesday (March 30) with South Korean officials about the situation in the reclusive Asian country.

The WFP team briefed South Korea’s Ministry of Unification officials on the United Nations agency’s assessment of food aid needs in North Korea but did not make an official appeal for aid, Agence France-Presse reports.

The ministry announced that it would undertake “reviews in consideration of overall inter-Korea relations… and monitoring to ensure transparent distribution,” the news agency adds.

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