SEOUL, June 30, 2008 (AFP) - The
UN World Food Programme said Monday it will extend its work in North Korea
to cover more than five million people after the US resumed food aid shipments.
The WFP said in a statement it had reached
agreement with North Korean authorities to expand its feeding programme
from the current 1.2 million people, and the US shipments would give it
the means to do so.
It said a US-flagged ship arrived Sunday
in the western port of Nampo carrying 37,000 tons of wheat, the first instalment
of 500,000 tonnes of food promised by Washington to the communist state