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North Korea’s Food Security Worsening Due To Drought, FAO Warns

Associated Press: U.N. says North Korea food security worsening
“The U.N. food agency says water scarcity has caused a drop in North Korea’s food production for the first time since 2010, threatening to worsen food security in the reclusive nation…” (4/27).

International Business Times: Drought-hit North Korea ‘facing food security threat’
“…Cristina Coslet, the agency’s North Korea monitor, said government-distributed food rations, on which about 70 percent of the population rely on, had decreased ‘considerably’ over the past year. Total food production declined nine percent in 2015, the first drop in output in five years…” (Arvinth, 4/28).

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