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North Korea food aid should not be politicized - U.N. official

Date Published: 
10/24/2011
Summary: 

A top U.N. humanitarian official urged regional powers on Monday to put politics aside amid a worsening food crisis in North Korea, saying the smattering of aid which has reached the isolated country was making a difference. (..) The United Nations estimates that more than 6 million North Koreans urgently need food aid, but appeals for help have largely fallen on deaf ears with the World Food Programme's appeal only about 30 percent funded.