Recent NK Defectors Confirm Grim Food Situation

Published on 08 April 2011

First hand accounts of the food situation in North Korea are by definition hard to obtain. In its recent report outlining severe shortages in the country, the World Food Program said it was given unprecedented access and interviewed 122 households. Nonetheless, skeptics caution that the North Korean elite are painting a bleak picture in order to secure aid that can be siphoned off for the military or other purposes.

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