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UN food agency to slash nutrition program in N. Korea: RFA

Updated: 2014-06-19 22:02:47 (KST)
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The World Food Programme has reportedly decided to scale back its nutrition program for babies and pregnant women in North Korea due to a lack of funding.
That's according to a U.S. report by Radio Free Asia on Thursday.
The UN food agency is currently operating a two-year nutritional program worth 2-hundred million U.S. dollars in the North, which targets over 2-million children and expectant mothers.
That figure will be reduced by 30 percent as the W-F-P continues to face budget constraints.
Pyongyang has relied on international handouts since 1995 to help feed its people who suffer from chronic food stortages.


Reporter : paulyi@arirang.co.kr

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