December 07, 2023

No signs of death and starvation at inter-Korean border, UNC officials say

Personnel at Joint Security Area say DPRK’s patterns of activity unchanged despite reports of deadly famine

There are no signs of death and starvation at the inter-Korean border, officials at the Joint Security Area (JSA) said Friday, despite South Korean media reports of famine in the area.

The JSA is located in the Demilitarized Zone about six miles (10 km) southeast of Kaesong, and military officials on the South Korean side have long-range sensors and an observation tower to gather intelligence on neighboring parts of North Korea.