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06/15/03 - Seoul, South Korea

Aid Worker says North Koreans face More Hunger

The world's emphasis on rebuilding Iraq means less money to fight famine and disease in North Korea.

Aid worker Kathi Zellweger says nearly half of all children younger than five and one-third of all pregnant and nursing mothers still suffer from malnutrition, despite improving harvests and years of foreign assistance.

Aid workers say assistance for North Korea has been in short supply since last October, when it was learned that the North has a nuclear program.

And Zellweger says North Korea's food crisis is even less of a priority now that countries are committed to rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan.

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