The Government of Canada has responded to a World Food Programme appeal for emergency food aid by committing $2 million to provide much-needed food to individual North Koreans. Flooding in August 2007 and successive poor harvests, compounded by increasing prices for staple foods, have contributed to the largest food gap for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea since 2001.
With Canada's support, the World Food Programme will help improve the health and physical security of the most vulnerable populations of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea by:
February 6, 2001(8:00 a.m. EST) No. 17
John Manley, Foreign Affairs Minister, today announced that Canada has established diplomatic relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The announcement follows the decision taken by Canada on July 26 to recognize the DPRK as a state and member of the international community.