Help millions of North Koreans facing food crisis

by World Food Program USA


North Korea is in its worst food crisis since the famine in the 1990s. Help the World Food Program (WFP) feed millions of vulnerable people suffering from high food prices and succesive poor harvests.
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In the late 1990s, 2 million people died of hunger in North Korea. And now, once again, millions of North Koreans are going hungry. Households are reducing their food intake and children are becoming malnurished. Already in North Korea, 37 percent of children under 6 have stunted growth and 23 percent are underweight. Food assistance to reach the hungry, especially nutritionally vulnerable groups such as children and women, is urgently needed.


WFP is working to promote the health and nutritional status of the most vulnerable groups, including children and pregnant and lactating women, through its Mother and Child Health, School Feeding and Local Food Production programs.

Long-Term Impact

WFP will expand food distribution to reach up to 6.4 million people from the current 1.2 million. Your contribution will help WFP close the gap of the current shortfall of 1.66 million tons in cereals, the largest deficit in 7 years.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Organization Information

World Food Program USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Meredith Slater
Development Associate, Friends of the WFP
Washington, DC United States

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