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UN says North Korea has asked for help on food shortages

 

February 22, 2019



UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says North Korea's government has asked for help from international humanitarian groups to combat food shortages.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday that food production figures provided by North Korea show "there is a food gap of about 1.4 million tons expected for 2019, and that's crops including rice, wheat, potato and soybeans."

Dujarric says the U.N. has "expressed and will continue to express our concern about the deteriorating food security situation" in North Korea.

He says the U.N. "at various levels" is consulting with the Nor...



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