February 02, 2023
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North Korea calls for ‘campaign to secure water’

Insufficient rainfall has led to continuing drought and poor harvest

As North Korea suffers declining daily food rations and a serious drought, the country's state media has begun placing serious emphasis on water shortages and a “campaign to secure water.”

In October, a World Food Program report revealed that key agricultural regions had experienced lower-than-normal rainfall in the spring, and that the drought may lead to a poor fall harvest in a country heavily reliant on rain-fed agriculture.