April 29th, 2011
02:49 PM ET

U.N. to feed North Koreans after tough winter

The United Nations World Food Program and UNICEF announced Friday plans to launch emergency operations in North Korea to feed an estimated 3.5 million people in desperate need after crop losses and a harsh winter.

Women and children will be the focus of the one-year WFP operation, which is expected to cost just over $200 million, the WFP said.

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  1. Rene

    Yes feed the North to make them strong enough to wipe out the South Koreans.

    April 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Josh Baltzell

    @Rene There's a difference between the people and their government. I don't think any Korean kids need to starve to death because their government is full of jerks.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. auslander99

    There are plenty of other places in the world closer to ties within the U.N. that could use this.... such a waste when the North Korean government will not appreciate this at all...

    April 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. George Patton

    It's about time somebody helped them after all the mean-spirited economic sanctions imposed on them by the West. Have neither Barack Obama nor Hilary Clinton any shame at all???

    April 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • popeye

      The answer to your question George is an astounding No! Both Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton are self-serving,amoral,arrogant blowhards devoid of any human compassion.

      April 29, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Real American

      George it is very obvious you are completely oblivious to the world around you and are likely a North Korean communist propaganda puppet. Considering the horrors your country has committed to humanity, including your death camps for anyone who would dare oppose the corrupt self-imposed monarchy, the destruction of S. Korean ships, and bombing innocent S. Koreans, you should realize how very patient our leaders are in the US. In other words be glad the UN is giving you food and not giving your government what it truly deserves. In the future don't have conversations with yourself on this account.

      April 30, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. trevor gordon

    John Ballzell Is a moron , an idiot and a fool.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hrinforway

    i wish this operation apply to the people directly. All donation has been highjack by dictatorship Make sure this time! This operation have to be oversighted by UN

    April 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SK activist

    You pay me top dollah. Give me 200 milion dollah. I put on balloons. I drop American dollahs on NK heads. They have super happy fun time. You see. We make NK happy. Then NK people kill Kim Jong Il. You see.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gerald

    Save 3.5 million people for the price of couple of strike fighters? I say it`s money well spent.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Slip

    Meanwhile the Syrian people starve....

    April 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chief

    So, we are saving the North Korean Govt the cost of feeding 3.5 million people?

    "Thank you. Thank you very much."

    April 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dave

    stop feeeeeeeding to the nuclear plant. if u can`t feed directly to the people, don`t do it!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Connie

    I don't think Hillary Clinton nor Obama have anything to do with this like someone mentioned.I guess you'd be happier if we just give them US jobs like Buch I mean Bush loved doing! If people R hungry and anyone can help then lets!Maybe Trump can lend a hand instead of running his mouth with nonsense!

    April 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    These people are filthy animals and shud be dead

    April 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    Bring back the crucifiction, its a nice way to die

    April 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. tommy

    @ Cesar....... you need therapy man, get help and stop posting your filth.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
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