June 04, 2023

N. Korean government reduces food rations to 300g a day: UNOCHA

Drop in distribution caused by bad harvest linked to drought, says UN agency

The North Korean government has decreased food rations by 100 grams per day per person in the wake of a fall in crop harvest caused by drought, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reported on Monday.

“As in previous years, the dry spell coincided with the lean period,” the UNOCHA said in a report entitled “Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot from 18 to 24 July 2017.”