The United Nations proposes to collect $200 million in aid for North Korea at the end of 2012, UN spokesman Martin Nesirsky declared.
The reclusive communist state of North Korea has suffered from a chronic shortage of food and energy due to years of isolation over sanctions over its nuclear program and over mismanagement or natural disasters. North Korea has relied on international handouts since 1995 to help feed its more than 20 million struggling people.
UN spokesman Nesirsky notes that some 16 million people in North Korea suffer from hunger, malnutrition and economic losses.
Hypocrisy : UN apply sanctions to north Korea then state millions of North Koreans suffer from hunger
A murderous famine gripped North Korea in mid 1990s after unprecedented floods. The official death toll released by the North Korean Food Damage Rehabilitation Committee in 1999 stands at 220,000, while various sources, estimate that from two to three million people died between 1995 and 1998.
Two rounds of UN sanctions imposed on Pyongyang for nuclear tests it carried out in 2006 and 2009 ban the sale of luxury items to the North Korean government. It was also hit with an arms embargo and is forbidden from trading in nuclear and missile technology. So UN is living on the zenith of hypocrisy.