May 17, 2022

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“Abysmal drought” hits North Korea: state media

Rodong Sinmun reports "hundreds of thousands of workers" are engaging in drought prevention efforts

North Korea is engaging in “prevention battles" against what is being referred to as an "abysmal drought", the Friday edition of the Korean Workers' Party organ the Rodong Sinmun said.

“The whole of the party, the whole of the country, and the whole of people: unite to engage in the drought prevention battles,” said the title of the editorial, which appeared on the front page of the newspaper.