Bridging the food gap

Over 40,000 children under the age 5 receive supplementary meals provided through World Vision.

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Bringing clean water to rural communities

World Vision is bringing clean water to the homes of thousands of families in rural farming villages.

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North Korea

World Vision’s founder, Dr. Bob Pierce, visited China and Korea in 1947, just three years before the start of the Korean War, which split the country into South and North Korea.

Stunned by the poverty and physical suffering of the people there, particularly the children, he vowed to bring their needs to the attention of others. In 1950, he launched World Vision. While operations have existed in South Korea since the organization was established, our work in North Korea began in 1994 in response to the government’s request for humanitarian assistance.

Over the course of the next two years, World Vision provided $5.5 million worth of food, medicines, and clothing to children and families. Since then, World Vision has expanded its assistance to include recovery of agriculture and health systems.

25.4 million

Population, total

Pyongyang

Capital City

1.5 trillion

GDP (current US$)
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Our Work

Learn more about how World Vision is working in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea communities.