North Korea Facing Increasing Rates Of Malnutrition, Disease Due To Poor Harvests, IFRC Warns

Reuters: Malnutrition, disease rising in North Korea: aid organization
“Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Thursday. International aid agencies as well as North Korea state media have been warning that erratic weather with drought and floods, and a lack of access to resources could lead to a food crisis in a country under strict international sanctions over leader Kim Jong Un’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles…” (Smith/Shin, 7/18).