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WFP Head To Visit North Korea To Assess Drought, Malnutrition, Ask For More Access To Country

Associated Press/Washington Post: U.N. food agency chief plans to visit North Korea amid drought
“The head of the U.N. World Food Program said he plans to visit North Korea, which is facing drought and ‘a lot of people starving,’ and will ask for greater access to the secretive nation. David Beasley said in an interview with The Associated Press late Monday that ‘we want to make the case very clearly that innocent children should not starve to death.’ While the WFP already has a team in North Korea, Beasley said the agency is asking the government to give them more access so the U.N. can ensure that those in need are getting assistance…” (Lederer, 11/7).

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