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UN: 10 million North Koreans suffering severe food shortages

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About 10 million people in North Korea are facing
ROME — About 10 million people in North Korea are facing «severe food shortages» after the East Asian nation had one of the worst harvests in a decade, the United Nations’ top food agencies said Friday.
The shortfall is the result of climatic conditions such as drought and flooding as well as a lack of fuel and fertilizers — in part caused by international sanctions aimed at getting leader Kim Jong Un to abandon his nuclear weapons program.
A joint assessment from the World Food Program and the Food and Agricultural Organization estimates North Korea’s production from the 2018-19 harvest was 4.9 million metric tons — the lowest in a decade.

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