North Korea’s Humanitarian Crisis Tops List Of Most Neglected Worldwide, CARE Report Shows

The Guardian: North Korea tops list of world’s most neglected humanitarian crises
“The deepening humanitarian emergency in North Korea is the least reported in the world, according to a study that measures media coverage of crises across the globe. While insults traded between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un dominated headlines, North Korea’s severe food shortages, estimated to have left two in five of its population undernourished, received little attention from the world’s news outlets, the report said…” (Ratcliffe, 1/23).

Reuters: 70 million people suffer in world’s neglected crises: CARE
“…North Korea, followed by Eritrea and Burundi, lead the list, CARE International said in a report, ‘Suffering in Silence — The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017.’ ‘As our report shows, 70 million people in the 10 least-reported major emergencies were suffering in silence,’ [Laurie Lee, interim secretary general of CARE,] told a news briefing. Such emergencies account for one-third of the 220 million people in need of humanitarian assistance but received only two percent of the funding, he said…” (Nebehay, 1/22).

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