- GIEWS Update: Prolonged dry spell raises serious concerns for 2015 food crop production
- IFRC: DPR Korea Annual Report 2014 (MAAPK002)
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman (A/HRC/28/71)
Appeals & Funding
Accord will help improve quality of FAO emergency assistance in priority areas
1 June 2012, Rome - FAO and Sweden’s International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have signed a $10.8 million Contribution Agreement aimed at improving the quality of FAO’s assistance to distressed populations in several high-priority countries and regions.
The two-year agreement, signed on 24 May, will help FAO carry out projects in Chad, the Niger, Somalia, Ethiopia, Syria and North Korea as well contribute to two regional projects in the Sahel and Central and Eastern Africa.
China and Sweden are reportedly working to send food aid to North Korea, which is suffering from extreme food shortages.
According to the Voice of America on Wednesday, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency has pledged US$1.6 million to the World Food Programme, and China has provided US1 million. With these latest contributions, the WFP has secured a total of $38 million for the North Korean project.