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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:58 AM

Red Cross warns of food crisis in North Korea as crops fail in heat

Source: Reuters



AUGUST 10, 2018 / 4:34 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA (Reuters) - A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, “with potentially catastrophic effects”, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday.

The world’s largest disaster relief network warned of a risk of a “full-blown food security crisis” in the isolated country, where a famine in the mid-1990s killed up to three million people. It said the worrying situation had been exacerbated by international sanctions imposed due to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

In a statement issued in Geneva, the IFRC said there had been no rainfall since early July as temperatures soared to an average 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) across the country, whose official name is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The next rain was expected in mid-August.

The population of 25 million is already stressed and vulnerable with malnutrition among children that could worsen, stunting their growth, it said.




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:01 AM

1. Why any sanctions?? Remember they got rid of ALL their nukes and the program because of Trump...

Right..............

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:06 AM

2. Eat the rich?

Kim and tRump seem to be eating very well. Actually they probably should have a salad once in awhile.
MG

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:21 PM

3. the adults and children

that are victims of the dictator don't need this...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:28 PM

4. i hope S. Korea responds

along with other countries, food aid.

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