U.N. calls for $111 million for crucial aid for North Korea

April 9, 2015 5:19 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has called for $111 million to fund crucial humanitarian needs this year in North Korea, which it said remains drastically under-funded.

Funding for U.N. agencies in North Korea fell from $300 million in 2004 to less than $50 million in 2014 and the country urgently needs money for food and agriculture, health and nutrition, and water and sanitation programs, the world body said.

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