The World Food Programme grapples with food problems in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Food shortages are nothing new for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. And according to a spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP), Lena Savelli, North Koreans traditionally have learned to cope. But now, with a 500 million dollar appeal, only 15% funded, Ms. Savelli tells UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua that WFP is concerned about the impact of food shortages on the health and nutrition of the population:

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According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a global cancer crisis is looming. As many as 84 million people could die over the next 10 years. The International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, says the time to act is now.

Support for credible elections and continued investment in Afghanistan is needed

The UN Envoy to Afghanistan Kai Eide, says the situation in the country is complex. Efforts must continue to ensure a credible and fair election, while long-term investments must be made in the country’s development.

Producer: Gerry Adams
duration: 14’00″


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