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UN agency ends food aid for Koreans
19/09/2005 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang to end outside aid, tells foreign aid workers to leave
Pyongyang's Stalinist regime orders foreign NGO's and the United Nations World Food Programme out of the country by year's end. Foreign aid should be handled by local agencies and be used for long term development, not emergency food aid.
05/08/2008 NORTH KOREA
Flooding pounds North Korea making food crisis worse
Last week’s rains cause flooding in large areas of the provinces of Kangwon and South Hwanghae, putting millions of people at risk from hunger. US is sending 500,000 tonnes of food aid to cope with the emergency.
23/01/2013 NORTH KOREA - UNITED NATIONS
Pyongyang tells UN, it will pursue its nuclear programme
UN Security Council votes unanimously (China included) to boost sanctions against the Stalinist regime for pursuing its rocket programme. For Pyongyang, the decision is undemocratic and unrealistic; denuclearisation will come when the whole world does it.
31/07/2008 NORTH KOREA
Food crisis in North Korea, millions hungry
At least 6.4 million people are in urgent need of aid. The population is surviving on grass and wild berries. The UN fund asks for 20 million dollars to confront the emergency, and calls for assistance programs to improve conditions in the country.
17/07/2009 KOREA – UNITED NATIONS
Pyongyang ends six-party nuclear talks as UN imposes new sanctions
North Korea’s No 2 leader declares a ‘permanent end’ to talks, alleging a violation of ‘national sovereignty.’ He threatens further development in the country’s nuclear programme. The UN Security Council unanimously freezes assets of North Korean officials and state companies.
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