WFP Executive Director Visits North Korea; Agency Looks To Boost Food Aid To Country But Lacks Funding

Reuters: U.N. food agency aims to boost aid to North Korea but lacks funds
“The United Nations food agency said its chief [are scheduled to] visit North Korea on Tuesday to look into boosting food distributions to hungry women and children, in the latest sign of an opening in the isolated country. … ‘Funding shortfalls have meant that rations have had to be reduced and suspended in some cases,’ WFP said in a statement coinciding with the start of the May 8-11 visit by WFP Executive Director David Beasley…” (Nebehay, 5/8).