After State media acknowledged a crippling drought in North Korea in June, an August flood worsened the issue but washed away much of the harvest. Voice of America, the United States government's external media arm, reported earlier this month that North Korea "cut its food rations to an average of 250 grams a day, a 21 percent decline from a three-year average." Next year could bring continued issues, as the isolated country is expected to produce about 4.2 million tons of food, when it needs about 5.4 million tons. … [Read more...] about Amid North Korea Army Food Shortage, Kim Jong Un Orders Pigs Farm To Be Built: Report
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Kim Sang-duk, who is also known as Tony Kim, has been described as a religious man in his 50s who went to North Korea to discuss relief and humanitarian aid work. He had previously been teaching at a university in China, and had also spent several months with the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) before his arrest. He was detained in April last year by the North Korean government, which accused him of attempting to overthrow the government. … [Read more...] about Who Are The 3 American Hostages? Trump Announces Release After North Korea Agrees to Hand Over Custody
North Korea’s main demand at the summit will be an end to the grueling international sanctions and a formal declaration that ends the 1950-1953 Korean War. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Both Trump and Kim will be meeting in Hanoi on Feb 27 and 28 to take the Singapore agreements forward. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about US, North Korea Summit 2019: What Does Trump Want?
Earlier this month, U.N. food agencies said in a joint assessment that about 10 million people in North Korea were facing "severe food shortages" after the country had one of the worst harvests in a decade. … [Read more...] about North Korea says it’s suffering worst drought in decades
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein [official website] told the UN Security Council that 13 million of the 17 million North Koreans facing food shortages rely on aid provided by the UN. Sanctions on imports and money transfers have disrupted delivery of food aid. … [Read more...] about UN rights chief: sanctions limiting North Korea aid efforts