U.N. food agency chief says peace deal would help ordinary North Koreans

by Associated Press

Photo: U.N. World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley speaks during an interview in Beijing on Friday. [AP]

A peace agreement with North Korea would go far toward easing the impoverished nation’s chronic food security woes, said David Beasley, head of the United Nations’ World Food Programme. Around 10 million of North Korea’s 25 million people have humanitarian needs, and problems such as malnutrition, anemia, undernutrition and stunting are severe.