Children in DPRK face malnutrition

Updated:2011-10-06 20:40


The Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) has appealed for food aid following the disasters and years of mismanagement.

In South Hwanghae province, which traditionally produces about a third of the country's total cereal supply, officials say a savage winter wiped out 65 percent of the barley, wheat and potato crops. Then summer floods and storms destroyed 80 percent of the maize harvest, according to the province's governing People's Committee, and may have an impact on the October rice harvest.

Only 30 percent of a UN food aid target for the DPRK has been met so far.