NORTH KOREA FOOD FOR PEACE CONTACT INFORMATION FACT SHEET Barry Burnett (202) 712-0318 Last updated: March 22, 2010 email@example.com Food Security Situation Total Food for Peace Contributions • Widespread food shortages in North Fiscal Year 2009 $5.6 million 21,000 MT Korea are the result of long-term Fiscal Year 2008 $93.7 million 148,270 MT declines in soil fertility, Fiscal Year 2007 ---- ---- structural/economic factors, shortages Fiscal Year 2006 ---- ---- of inputs (fuel, fertilizer, farming and transport machinery) and vulnerability Food for Peace Contribution Breakdown to extreme weather events, including severe flooding in August 2007. FY09 FY08 • Approximately a third of the country's Partners Emergency Emergency 24 million people are food insecure, USD in USD in according to the World Food millions metric tons millions metric tons Program.The United Nations Food and NGO Consortium* $5.6 21,000 $23.6 38,000 Agricultural Organization estimates a 1,250,000 ton cereals import WFP* ---- ---- $70.1 110,270 requirement for the 2009-2010 marketing year. There is concern that the DPRK may not have the foreign Food for Peace Program Details reserves to import this quantity through Awardee: World Food Program, NGO Consortium* commercial channels, therefore requiring food assistance. Targeted Beneficiaries: NGO Consortium: 894,160 food insecure North Koreans WFP: 1,200,000 food insecure North Koreans Current Projects: Vulnerable group feeding, maternal/child health activities, food for education Project Locations: NGO Consortium: Vulnerable rural and urban populations in North Pyongan and Chagang provinces WFP: Rural and urban populations in eight provinces * NGO Consortium: Mercy Corps International (lead), Christian Friends of Korea, Global Resources Services, Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision; FY: fiscal year; MT: metric tons; USD: United States Dollar; WFP: World Food Program. Food Security Situation information is provided by the United Nations Food and Agriculture CIA Factbook, January 22, 2009 Organization, NGO Consortium and WFP.