WFP DPR Korea Country Brief, March 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Mar 2017

Highlights

  • Due to lack of resources, and in order to scale up the fortified blended food ration to 100 percent during the lean season starting from May, WFP has been forced to reduce its rations for children and pregnant and lactating women to two-thirds until April.

  • If no new funding is received before the end of April, the ration of fortified biscuits for children will continue to be reduced to two-thirds during the lean season and will be ceased entirely by the end of October.

  • Delay in funding has forced WFP to cease fortified blended food assistance to 190,000 children in kindergartens during March and April.

  • Nutrition assistance in the flood-affected areas concluded by the end of March and reached 30,818 people with 100 percent food rations.

Operational Updates

  • WFP reached 680,249 people with 1,768 mt of food in March, including through nutrition support, and flood recovery support in North Hamgyong province.

  • Nutrition assistance, as part of WFP’s flood recovery support, reached 30,818 children and PLW in March with full rations. Nutrition assistance in the flood-affected areas concluded by the end of March 2017.