Millions of people remain dependent on external food aid in North Korea where nearly 28 percent of children under five are stunted from malnutrition, a UN official has said.
This file photo shows North Korean children standing next to shipment of US wheat, at a UN World Food Programme distribution site in Pyongyang, on October 23, 2000. Millions of people still remain dependent on external food aid in the country where nearly 28 percent of children under five are stunted from malnutrition, according to a UN official.
Desiree Jongsma, UN resident coordinator in North Korea, said two thirds of its 24 million population were chronically food insecure although timely imports had contributed to avoiding a crisis this year.
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