techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com December 10, 2018


UN Official Says N Korea Needs Food, Medicine, Clean Water

14 July 2018, 12:43 | Glen Norman

The problem is the backwardness of the country's agriculture system

The problem is the backwardness of the country's agriculture system

Lowcock is the first United Nations humanitarian aid coordinator to visit North Korea since 2011.

Much progress has been made compared with 20 years ago, but "significant humanitarian challenges" remain, Mark Lowcock, the undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said Wednesday at a news conference in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.

Mortality rates for under-fives are 20 percent higher in the countryside than in towns, it said, adding a shortage of funding had forced it to stop nutrition support to kindergartens since November 2017.

Mark Lowcock, UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, told a press briefing that he held talks with DPRK officials and reviewed the impact of global humanitarian assistance as well as challenges facing the country.

Jabari Parker Reportedly Would Like To Play For The Bulls
He returned for 31 games and averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Parker has shown the promise to be an elite scorer in the league. Parker is a career 35.2 percent 3-point shooter.

Almost 30 percent of the country's children were stunted from malnutrition in 2011 but the number has fallen to 20 percent now, Lowcock said, admitting however even the current figure is "still a higher number".

In a video posted on his Twitter account, Lowcock said, "One of the things we've seen is very clear evidence of humanitarian need here".

The North Koreans reportedly said "it is completely consistent to have a strategy of developing the economy and being self-reliant, and in the meantime seeking assistance with life-saving work".

"Of course though, 20 percent of children being malnourished is far too many".

Chelsea Sacks Antonio Conte, Set To Appoint Maurizio Sarri As Coach
Reports have emerged that the Italian will leave Stamford Bridge and the club have refused to comment on the 48-year-old's future. The Conte era at Chelsea was marked by plenty of stress and strife, with talk of his exit commencing as far back as last summer.

The Global Fund, however, pulled out of North Korea earlier this year, citing an inability to deploy resources or manage the "unique operating environment".

But both the United Nations and the World Food Programme (WFP) have expressed satisfaction with improving access this year, with Lowcock saying Wednesday in Pyongyang that there was "better access across the country for United Nations staff than we have had in the past".

And while access for humanitarian workers was improving, he noted that funding was falling short.

Lowcock and his team are expected to leave Pyongyang on Thursday.

Zsa Zsa the English Bulldog, ‘World’s Ugliest Dog,’ Dies at 9
After she was made top ugly dog, her family said: "We are so excited for her; she deserves this". "Sweetest dog I've ever met". Zsa Zsa spent five years at a puppy mill in Missouri before being purchased by the nonprofit Underdog Rescue.



Other News

Trending Now

Minister says beheading on Greyhound bus was 'tipping point' for STC ridership
Rural areas could be the hardest hit by the loss of Greyhound buses. Bus North with service between Prince George and Fort St. Government is now operating the B.C.

Anderson tops Isner 26-24 in 5th in epic Wimbledon semifinal
Anderson had already won the first point of the game but was blown back while returning yet another of Isner's monstrous serves. South Africa's Kevin Anderson hugs John Isner of the United States, right, after the longest Wimbledon semi-final in history.

Trump disses 'fake news' CNN in joint press conference with May
Roberts said, "I know Kristen Welker of NBC". "You see, that is such dishonest reporting", Trump said. Because clearly, that's what Acosta would have done if the president blew off Fox News? LOL.

Griezmann happy if France win World Cup 'ugly'
Or will France win their second title following their 1998 win on home soil? "But I can improve and get better and better". The 24-year old Barcelona player scored the all-important goal in the contest played Wednesday night.

Facts and figures about this year's Emmy Award nominations
Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman (" Ozark "), Ed Harris (" Westworld ") and Matthew Rhys (" The Americans "). The 70th Emmys ceremony will take place in September and be hosted by comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che .

Liverpool sign Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri - Premier League 2018
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described the club's decision to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City as a "no-brainer". Xherdan Shaqiri is happy to join forces with Mohamed Salah after signing for Liverpool .

Adobe Photoshop could arrive for the iPad
Recently, Adobe previewed Project Rush , now in beta, which is a video editing app that works across all platforms. While the news of these plans will be exciting for Photoshop diehards, it's not surprising.

Duchess of Cambridge makes surprise appearance at RAF100
The Duchess of Cambridge never bows out from re-wearing designer duds for royal outings and does so in the chicest manner. Kate is now in the middle of maternity leave for Prince Louis and hasn't yet returned to full-time royal duties.

Stoltenberg vowed to join the Alliance new member
Macedonia's name has led to a dispute with Greece since Macedonia became independent with the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.

Number of protests for Trump-Putin Helsinki summit rises to 10
The U.S. intelligence community knows that the Russian government attacked the U.S. Trump is scheduled to meet Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday.