December 06, 2021

Flooding, drought “exacerbated” chronic North Korean issues: UNICEF

Organization reports 70 percent of DPRK citizens remain food insecure

Recurring flooding and droughts have aggravated existing chronic undernutrition and poor health issues in North Korea, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said in its annual mid-year report on North Korea's food security and health situation.

According to the "2017 DPR Korea Situation Report" released late last week, an estimated 18 million North Koreans - approximately 70 percent of the population - are food insecure and 200,000 children are affected by acute malnutrition.