So time to time I like to check on what’s going on in North Korea because it can be a source of great funny material like Kim Jong Il’s grandson having a facebook page. But recent reports are more dire than usual in North Korea. Due to recent weather disasters like cold winters and flooding the crops to feed the North Korean people have failed. I’m not in favor for the DPRK regime but I am concerned for the people who have to live in that terrible situation. The most vulnerable are the children, women, and elderly. To inspire people the greatest it’s acts of kindness that impacts human beings the most. USAID is one of the American people’s branch of offering humanitarian relief and North Korea needs that relief now.

USAID provided a successful humanitarian food  assistance in N. Korea back in 2009 with resources only going to children, women and the elderly. One of the five NGOs that participated in this assistance was Mercycorps. David Austin, one of the coordinators from Mercycorps can confirm that no resources were diverted to the DPRK military. Even the USAID report confirms this.

So how bad is it now? Well the North Korean kids are growing blond hair, they don’t get enough nutrients in their system that they can’t grow black hair. The average ration for a North Korean man is 520 grams of potatoes a day, thats about 1 pound of potatoes the whole day. I eat 1 pound of potatoes as a side dish for dinner. It’s only getting worse. 1 out of 3 children in North Korea are chronically malnourished. Just Google News search North Korea and you’ll see all the press regarding the food crisis.

How you can help, please bring awareness of this humanitarian crisis.  Twitter to @rajshah and @USAID to restart humanitarian food aid to the most vulnerable population in N.Korea: women, children, and elderly. You can also write to the Hilary Clinton and President Obama to send humanitarian food aid to N.Korea and stop politicizing food.

*Peace is no mere matter of men fighting or not fighting. Peace, to have meaning for many who have known only suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health, and education, as well as freedom and human dignity – a steadily better life. If peace is to be secure, long-suffering and long-starved, forgotten peoples of the world, the underprivileged and the undernourished, must begin to realize without delay the promise of a new day and a new life.– Ralph J. Bunche*