The worst drought in thirty-seven years hit North Korea which further extends to crop damage and left 10 million citizens with food shortage. The United Nations announced that millions of North Korean are living on 300g of food per day.
Earlier in the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of citizens had lost their lives due to the worst famine. Though, North Korean government didn’t reveal the situation as intense as observed in the 1990s but issued warning related to crop damage. Oliver Hotham from media revealed that we are still judging the severity of the drought. If our calculations are precise then North Korea has to import 1.5 million tons of food products to overcome the situation.
According to recent findings, low downpour just 54.4mm observed in the first five months of the year, lowest rainfall since 1982. A famous media source stressed on the need for water and told how citizens are battling with drought damages. Earlier, the World Food Program and Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations informed that harvest output of NK in 2018 struck to lowest record for previous years. It also assessed that 40% of inhabitants in NK are waiting for urgent food supply.
Sanction has increased on Pyongyang with the passage of time. A major part of its money invested into its nuclear program. However, NK can export food to feed its citizens and can receive humanitarian aid. However, strict sanctions made it difficult for aid agencies to move freely in the country. Save the Children NGO has stopped working in the country in 2017 due to difficulties in operation because of sanctions.
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