January 26, 2020

The other North Korean famine
The disaster of the mid-1990s was not the first time bad decisions left many to go hungry
The disastrous famine of the 1990s, known in the official North Korean parlance as the “Arduous March,” attracted a great deal of the international attention. However, this was not the first famine in North Korea history. The previous famine happened exactly 60 years ago, culminating in late spring 1955.Unlike the Arduous March, the 1954-55 disaster was barely noticed at the time. After