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The Danish government has decided to send 63 million DKK to the Horn of Africa. Mission East fears that this will affect the North Korean people whose great needs will be given low priority and consequently forgotten. Terrible photos of malnourished people from the Horn of Africa fill the media these days, there is a great need for help. But the need is great in Asia, too, where two thirds of the world’s poor still live. “The big attention on Africa threatens to push the Asian people with their needs into oblivion. In North Korea approximately six million people face a threatening famine and...
This 5-year old North Korean girl is severely malnourished.
After three years of boycotting relief to North Korea the EU is now sending food aid worth 10 million Euros to this impoverished country. Mission East's Managing Director, Kim Hartzner, welcomes the aid because of the great need in North Korea. He urges the Danish government to also donate aid to adress the hunger crisis in North Korea. The government is expected to reach a decision this week.   Listen to the feature from P1 Morgen here.  (N.B. The feature is in Danish) The feature is placed between 01:05 and 06:05.   Mission East recently visited North Korea to do a needs assessment. Read...
Mission East has assessed the need for food aid in the province of Kangwon in North Korea.  The needs assessment took place during a visit to North Korea earlier this month.   Read more about Mission East's visit to North Korea here.  The assessment team from Mission East found that in Kangwon pronvince there are geographical pockets of food insecurity where malnutrition is worsening. These are in counties which have significant urban populations with no land access to grow their own food, and who rely largely on food provided through the North Korean public distribution system.    Food...
Mission East Radio Interview on North Korea   In this feature aired on Danish Radio P1 "Orientering", Mission East's Managing Director, Kim Hartzner, tells about his experiences in North Korea.   The feature was published Monday June the 6th at 17.30 PM. The interview is 7.26 minutes long.   NB. The feature is in Danish.  Listen to the feature here.

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