Help millions of North Koreans facing food crisis

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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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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

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Project Leader

Meredith Slater

Development Associate, Friends of the WFP
Washington, DC United States

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