Beasley was in Seoul to meet South Korean Minister of Unification Kim Yeon-Chul and discuss the findings of a recent joint report by the WFP and the Food and Agriculture Organization on the critical food situation in North Korea.
The report stressed that some 10 million North Koreans (40 per cent of its population) face an imminent shortage of food, especially in the summer months preceding the next big harvest, due to the worst agricultural yield in a decade.
"We are very concerned about the situation there, and we are hopeful that we can come up with some solutions," Beasley told the media here.
In 2017, the South Korean government approved an aid package for the North valued at $8 million to be channelled through international agencies, although the package is yet to be sent due to the lack of progress in denuclearization talks.
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