A US$2 million contribution from Indonesia to WFP’s operation in DPR Korea was used to buy vegetable oil. The oil - along with Super Cereal, (a blended food, fortified with vitamins and minerals), cereals and pulses - was distributed by WFP to child institutions in the 85 counties where WFP is actively engaged in fighting hunger and undernutrition.
The Indonesian Ambassador, HE Nasri Gustaman, took part in a mission with WFP to oversee the use of the oil in a baby home, boarding school, and nursery and visited a household in which a pregnant woman was also receiving assistance. The ambassador had the opportunity to visit one of the factories producing WFP’s Super Cereals.
Children in DPR Korea do not have regular access to proteins and fats, causing irreversible damage to their health and nutritional status. WFP distributes oil, pulses (soya beans), Super Cereal and cereals (usually maize) to child institutions, which prepare the meals for the children on site.
(Written by Nanna Skau)