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UN official says N Korea needs food, medicine, clean water

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A senior UN visiting is highlighting malnutrition, and a shortage of medicines as problems facing the country.

for Humanitarian Affairs told a conference in on Wednesday that much progress has been made in the last 20 years but "significant humanitarian challenges" remain.

The UN released a transcript of his remarks.

Lowcock said about 20 percent of children are stunted because of malnutrition, and about half the children in rural areas are drinking contaminated He said a shortage of drugs and medical supplies and equipment is making it very difficult to treat people.

The UN is trying to raise USD 111 million for Lowrock said only 10 percent has been raised so far, from Sweden, and

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 08:45 IST