North Korea turns down US food aid

North Korea has rejected an offer of further food aid from the US despite its chronic food shortages, the US state department said today. Pyongyang said it would turn away about 330,000 metric tonnes due to arrive before May and ordered US non-governmental organisations to leave the country. The US offer was turned down days after a special investigator for the UN human rights council said almost 7 million North Koreans had not received the food aid they desperately need. Full Story

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