‘Extreme drought’ in North Korea: KCNA | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:01 AM, May 16, 2019

‘Extreme drought’ in North Korea: KCNA

Sanction-hit North Korea’s average rain and snowfall this year fell to the lowest level in 37 years, Pyongyang’s state media said yesterday. The isolated, impoverished nation has long struggled to feed itself and suffers chronic food shortages. Last month, the WFP and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said in a joint report that North Korea’s crop output last year hit the lowest level since 2008, and that an estimated 10 million people -- 40 percent of the entire population -- are in urgent need of food.

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