Private Groups Ask U.S. Food Aid for N. Koreans: Official Cites `Serious' Famine Threat
Barber, Ben, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
North Korea is facing "serious and immediate" threat of famine, said a senior State Department official yesterday, and the U.S. government is considering an appeal for nearly 2 million tons of emergency grain.
"Signs of malnutition are surfacing," said Chuck Kartman, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia, after meeting several representatives of nongovernmental organizations and private relief agencies yesterday.
The food shortage resulting from massive flooding and a hailstorm in 1995, compounded by poor agricultural practices, "could take famine proportions," said Don Krumm of the advocacy group Refugees International, formerly a State Department …
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Publication information: Article title: Private Groups Ask U.S. Food Aid for N. Koreans: Official Cites `Serious' Famine Threat. Contributors: Barber, Ben - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 24, 1997. Page number: 13. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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