WFP DPR Korea Country Brief, July 2017

from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Jul 2017 View Original


  • Due to funding constraints, WFP will continue providing reduced rations (66 percent of the standard ration, which is the minimum required for a nutritional impact) through the end of the year for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

  • Since mid-July, the government-supported Public Distribution System ration has decreased to 300 grams per person per day.

Operational Updates

  • In July 2017, WFP reached 568,711 people through nutrition support and Food for Disaster Risk Reduction (FDRR) activities and delivered 1,559 mt of food assistance. WFP continued to provide children and PLW with two-thirds of standard rations (66 percent) of fortified cereals (66 g per child, 132 g per PLW) and biscuits (40 g per child).

  • As of mid-July, the government-provided Public Distribution System (PDS) ration decreased from 400 to 300 grams per person per day. This is lower than the standard PDS ration, which is 573 g per person per day.