March 29, 2011

HOW MANY MORE WILL WE LET DIE BEFORE WE DISPOSE OF THE REGIME?:

North Korea 'on a knife edge' as aid agencies appeal for food donations: Domestic food production hit by bad weather and disease leave more than 6 million people in urgent need of aid (Tania Branigan, 3/28/11, guardian.co.uk)

Aid agencies working in North Korea have issued a rare joint appeal for increased food donations, warning that millions of vulnerable citizens are living on a knife edge.

The groups, which include Save the Children and the Swiss government's relief agency, say bad weather and livestock disease have hampered domestic production, while high global food and fuel prices are making it harder to import supplies. They fear that unless aid is increased now, it will be too late to support people who are already chronically malnourished through the lean season that begins in May.

Their warning comes days after a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) assessment found the country was "highly vulnerable to a food crisis", with more than 6 million people in urgent need of international food aid. Today's joint statement highlighted the needs of children and mothers, the elderly, disabled and sickand pointed to a need for healthcare, water and sanitation as well as food.


We bear a heavy responsibility for not liberating them 60 years ago.


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