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FAO Special alert on Korea (People's Republic) 13/05/96

SPECIAL ALERT NO.267 DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA
(Circulated only for countries where foodcrops or supply situation conditions give rise to concern)

OVERVIEW

A recent on-the-spot review by FAO and WFP, has found that since the joint Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission in December 1995, the food supply situation has deteriorated more seriously than had been anticipated. The mission had identified a substantial food deficit, most of which has remained uncovered so far. The Government has not been able to import food commercially, due to economic difficulties,

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Special alert on Korea (People's Republic)

OVERVIEW
A recent on-the-spot review by FAO and WFP, has found that since the joint Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission in December 1995, the food supply situation has deteriorated more seriously than had been anticipated. The mission had identified a substantial food deficit, most of which has remained uncovered so far. The Government has not been able to import food commercially, due to economic difficulties, and the level of food assistance provided to date has only covered a very small part of the deficit. The situation is likely to become considerably