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Report by UN agencies highlights food crisis in Democratic People's Republic of Korea
NEW YORK, USA, 7 April 2011 – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is running out of food. About a quarter of the population – some 6 million people – don’t have enough to eat, according to a new report by UN agencies. Nearly a million of them are children under the age of five.

DPR Korea is first country to launch Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, round four
PYONGYANG, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 2 November 2009 On a crisp autumn morning, Choe Un Ju was notified by the local statistical office that her household had been randomly selected to take part in the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).

Providing aid to children and families affected by severe floods in DPR Korea
NEW YORK, USA, 16 August 2007 – Many children may have drowned and many more are seriously affected by severe flooding in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Six million children in DPR Korea immunized against measles
SOUTH HAMYONG, DPR Korea, 29 March 2007 – A massive campaign to immunize children against measles in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been completed by the government with help from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).

UNICEF Representative cites challenges and achievements in DPR Korea
NEW YORK, USA, 15 March 2007 – UNICEF’s Representative in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Gopalan Balagopal, recently held an informal meeting at UNICEF headquarters in New York, highlighting the challenges facing the country’s women and children.

UNICEF warns of an impending food crisis in DPR Korea and urges renewed support
NEW YORK, USA, 15 December 2006 – UNICEF is warning of severe food shortages in the Democratic Republic of Korea next spring and urging donors to look beyond politics and renew their support of humanitarian programmes in the country. Children represent the future hope of DPR Korea, yet they are the victims of ongoing political turmoil which has seen a reduction in international assistance.

Donors urged to continue supporting life-saving programmes during sanctions
NEW YORK, USA, 20 October 2006 – UNICEF is urging donors to continue their support of life-saving programmes in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea while UN sanctions are imposed on the country.

Health packages for children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
PYONGYANG, 6 July 2005 – Despite some progress since the famine of the mid-1990s, children of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are still malnourished and underweight by World Health Organization standards.

UNICEF office in Democratic People's Republic of Korea launches website
12 July 2004 – A brand new website created by UNICEF’s office in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is now available.

Children back at school as community recovers from blast in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
30 April 2004 -- Children from a primary school destroyed in the explosion at Ryongchon, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have been able to start classes again in a nearby secondary school, according to UNICEF’s Representative in the country, Pierrette Vu Thi.

Children bear brunt of train blast in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Seventy-six children died in the explosion at Ryongchon, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday 22 April, according to a UNICEF official who was one of the first foreigners to visit the scene.


 

 

 

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