UNSC allows IFRC to supply humanitarian aid to North Korea

UNSC allows IFRC to supply humanitarian aid to North Korea

The UN Security Council has granted a sanctions exemption for a non-profit organization to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it was given the waiver on January 30th… allowing it to provide bicycles, medical equipment, water, and other types of humanitarian aid to the […]

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Seoul to review WFP’s request for contribution on improving nutritions in N. Korea

Seoul to review WFP’s request for contribution on improving nutritions in N. Korea

The Executive Director of the UN’s World Food Programme spoke with Seoul’s ministers of unification and foreign affairs today. The WFP reportedly requested South Korea’s help to improve nutrition conditions in Pyeongyang. Oh Jung-hee has the highlights from that meeting. Seoul says it will review the UN food agency’s formal request for humanitarian aid for […]

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Super Expensive Korean Fruit

Super Expensive Korean Fruit

Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and if you live in Korea you might notice when you go to the supermarket Giant baskets of really expensive fruit. Ninety-nine dollars… This one…fifty dollahs. Eighty dollars for apples. So you can get like eight apples for 150 dollars WHICH IS OBSCENE. Now I’m sure you’ve […]

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President Moon discusses food aid to N. Korea with WFP head

President Moon discusses food aid to N. Korea with WFP head

President Moon Jae-in met with the WFP’s Executive Director to discuss humanitarian food aid to North Korea. According to the top office,… David Beasley briefed the South Korean leader on the WFP’s recent joint research with the Food and Agriculture Organization on the North’s worsening food situation, underscoring the need for urgent humanitarian assistance. Moon […]

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WFP promotes ‘zero hunger’ agenda at Seoul forum

WFP promotes ‘zero hunger’ agenda at Seoul forum

More than 800 million people go to bed hungry every night, despite there being enough food in the world to feed all of them. Many of the world’s hungry used to live right here in South Korea, but that hasn’t been the case for decades now. On Wednesday, the World Food Programme held an event […]

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