U.N. Official Finds Clear Evidence of Humanitarian Need in North Korea

 U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock visited North Korea earlier this week. Sharing his observations online after traveling to areas in the southwest part of the country, he stated more than half the children in rural areas have no clean water. About 20 percent of North Korea’s children suffer malnutrition. “One of the things we’ve seen is very clear evidence of humanitarian need here,” he said in an online video.

Lowcock met with Kim Yong Nam, the nominal head of state and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly. Lowcock noted that funding for humanitarian efforts  North Korea are underfunded and some programs have ceased due to lack of funds.

Read more about Lowcock’s observations and the need for humanitarian aid in North Korea here.