Really nothing new and surprising in this article, but it is still good to remind people how bad the food conditions are in North Korea that is completely caused by the Kim regime that Dennis Rodman for some reason thinks is so great:
More than a fourth of all North Korean children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, and two-thirds of the country’s 24 million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from, the United Nations said Friday.
The report illustrates a major domestic challenge for North Korea’s new young leader, Kim Jong Un.
A team from the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reporting from North Korea, found that 2.8 million North Koreans “are in need of regular food assistance amidst worrying levels of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity.” It said 4 percent of North Korean children are acutely malnourished.
The report did not directly mention North Korea’s recent threats against South Korea, its threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. or Pyongyang’s claim to have abolished the Korean War armistice as of Monday.
But the report said humanitarian aid should be neutral and impartial “and must not be contingent on political developments.”
The OCHA team also found that much of North Korea’s support structure is crumbling under the third generation of Kim family rule.
“Supplies of medicine and equipment are inadequate; water and heating systems need repair, and the infrastructure of schools and colleges is deteriorating rapidly,” the report said. [Associated Press]