North Korea Faces Worst Food Crisis Since the 1990s

From the UN News Center:


A new United Nations assessment has found that millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are experiencing the worst food crisis in almost a decade, owing to successive poor harvests coupled with soaring food prices.

“Millions of vulnerable North Koreans are at risk of slipping towards precarious hunger levels,” Jean-Pierre de Margerie, Country Director for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) tolda news conference in Beijing today.

“The last time hunger was so deep and so widespread in parts of the country was in the late 1990s,” he added.

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