North Korea has sought help from the United Nations Assistance Agencies to overcome the crisis of food shortages after estimating a significant drop in crop production this year. A UN spokesperson gave this information. Pyongyang told the United Nations that it is facing a shortage of 14 million tonnes of foodgrain production this year, including rice, wheat, potatoes and soybean crops.
United Nations spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said, “The government has requested the help of international humanitarian organizations present in the country to overcome the food security crisis.”
He told that United Nations agencies are negotiating with Pyongyang for the initial action to fulfill human needs. According to the United Nations data, about 10 million 50 million North Koreans or 41 percent of the population need food assistance.