The United Nations has launched an appeal for $111 million to help a vast portion of North Korea's population now facing a food crisis, Sky news reported.
U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for North Korea Ghulam Isaczai said the funding will help five U.N. aid agencies working on the ground to continue providing North Koreans with food, clean water and other basics in 2015.
"We are appealing for more aid and support to keep the U.N. operation going. And if we don't provide the support, the gains we have made over the years will be reversed," Isaczai said Wednesday.
The United Nations says 70 percent of the population, or 18 million North Koreans, are food insecure and lack nutritional diversity.