North Korea 'facing poor harvest' amid food shortages

North Korea 'facing poor harvest' amid food shortages
 

North Korea's harvest is predicted to be worse than usual, exacerbating already severe food shortages in the country, a monitoring group says.
Using satellite images, Swiss-based Geoglam said drought had affected crops in an area known as the "cereal bowl".
The UN says four in 10 North Koreans need food aid and crop production is at its lowest level in five years.
Shortages are made worse by international sanctions on North Korea over its weapons programme.
In May food rations - which feed about 70% of the North Korean population - were cut from 550g (19.5 oz) to just 300g per... read more

 
9 November 2019 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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