Thursday, February 10, 2011

What does the Sun rising everyday, Lindsey Lohan getting in trouble, North Korea asking for food aid, all have in common?

All are predictable and occur right on schedule...

North Korea appeals to foreign governments for food aid
""North Korea has ordered all its embassies to appeal to foreign governments for food aid in a sign of growing desperation in Pyongyang, according to diplomatic sources.

This direct approach to foreign capitals, launched in December, is highly unusual for the insular and totalitarian regime, which normally negotiates deliveries of food assistance with international organisations such as the World Food Programme (WFP).

The WFP and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has begun a food needs assessment in North Korea, but the WFP said that last year it managed to raise only a fifth of the budget it needed for its North Korean aid programme.
That shortfall may be one of the reasons Pyongyang is trying a direct approach this year, observers said.
"This year, all 40 North Korean embassies have been ordered by Pyongyang to ask governments for food. They have each been given a quota," an Asian diplomat said....""
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