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At a glance: Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Funding appeals and humanitarian action updates

UNICEF requires US$20.4 million to prevent a full scale nutrition crisis from emerging, particularly among the children.

  • A February 2011 Joint WFP/UNICEF/FAO Rapid Food Security Assessment Mission highlights an alarming situation emerging.
  • 6,100,000 people, the most vulnerable being pregnant and lactating women, children under five and children living permanently in institutions, are at risk due to the interruption of food supply by the Public Distribution System.
  • If no action is taken now, 88,400 children who are now moderately malnourished are in danger of becoming severely malnourished.

Given the already poor public health indicators in DPRK, UNICEF will not only address the emerging nutrition crisis, but also target underlying issues related to DPRK’s decades of chronic malnutrition.

DPRK Humanitarian Action Update 15 April 2011 [pdf]



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