UN World Food Programme warns could suspend work in N. Korea

The UN World Food Programme may have to end its work in North Korea as its closed borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic also meant shutting food aid out. – EPA pic, February 23, 2021.

STRICT coronavirus restrictions imposed by North Korea could force the World Food Programme to suspend operations in the country, where chronic malnutrition is rife, a report on the UN organisation’s website said today.

The impoverished country – which is under international sanctions over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes – has long struggled to feed itself, suffering chronic food shortages.

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