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PYONGYANG, December 7. /TASS/. Russia has become the "reliable partner" of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the representative of the program in North Korea Darlene Tymo told TASS on Monday.
Last year Russia allocated $6 million in aid to North Korea in the framework of cooperation with UN World Food Program, Tymo said adding that soon a ship carrying Russian wheat will arrive to the country. Wheat will be delivered to flour mills, she said.
However, "additional funds are needed" to implement the program aimed at supporting the most vulnerable layers of the population in North Korea, Tymo continued. UN World Food Program has extended for one year the project launched in July 2013 on providing food to children, pregnant women and nursing mothers whose diet lacks protein, fats, and vitamins. The WFP office in Pyongyang only received 53% of the sum necessary to implement the project in full measure, she noted. Several state-controlled enterprises are operating in North Korea in cooperation with UN WFP that supply products enriched with vitamins and minerals to kindergartens, orphanages, and primary schools.
Tymo said that among the program’s donors were Russia, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, UN special funds and several private charities.