Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

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).

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.