NK Program Update
As one food shipment arrives in North Korea,
another shipment has just departed
The first shipment of food aid has been delivered and distributed among the four orphanages the foundation supports in North Korea while another 40' container awaits port departure. Approximately 544,000 highly nutritious meals from our partners Feed My Starving Children will sustain our children for the next six months and alleviate the food shortages that seem to define the country.
The hermit nation has been dealing with a severe drought for the past few years devastating their ability to farm and thus feed their citizens. Curtis Melvin of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins noted that the water shortage is plaguing over a hundred lakes and reservoirs, in some areas down as much as 50 percent. North Korea, just like any other country, is highly dependent on normal rainfall; however, the past few years have been hit hard with minimal amounts of rain causing the country's food supply to drastically decline leaving hundreds of thousands without food.
As a response, the HSICF is increasing its North Korea's food program to ensure that the 3,100 orphans we serve get the proper nutrition needed to sustain a healthy life. On the heels of our first shipment this year in March, the foundation is preparing to send more food aid to ensure our children we serve do not go hungry.
Donglim Orphanage (April 2015)
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