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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: “Very clear evidence of humanitarian need” – UN Humanitarian Chief

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UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock is in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to see first-hand the extent of the humanitarian needs, the support the United Nations is providing, and to gauge need for further support.

With 10.6 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and chronic malnutrition affecting 20 per cent of children, ERC Lowcock called on donors to step up funding as the 2018 Needs and Priorities Plan that humanitarian partners launched last 12 April remains close to 90 percent underfunded. This is particularly critical as access to people in need has drastically improved over the years, and the UN stands ready to provide much needed relief.

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