North Korean Defections Continue Amid Food Shortage

Published on 15 November 2010

The South Korean government says that more than 10,000 North Koreans reached the South during the past three years. (..) Aid officials say sanctions on Pyongyang, because of its nuclear program, have made donor nations reluctant to provide aid. China, South Korea and the U.N's World Food Program are the primary sources of food assistance for North Korea.

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