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Record low food availability in north Korea

– The new matsäkerhetsuppskattningen in north Korea have come to the conclusion that 10.1 million people are suffering from poor food safety after the worst crop in ten years due to drought, heat waves and floods. It means that they do not have enough food until the next harvest, " says Herve Verhoosel, spokesperson for the UN world food programme WFP.

who need help are the 7.5 million who are dependent on government food rations.

Nordkoreanernas protein intake is very low, shows the mapping that was made at the request of north Korea, between 29 march and 12 april. Some eat animal protein only a few times per year.

the WFP and the UN food and agriculture organization are among the few aid organisations that have access to the Dprk. They did the survey together by visits to farms, nurseries, matdistributionskontor and households.

is the lowest since the season of 2008-2009, which has led to a lack of 1.36 million tonnes, according to Herve Verhoosel.

In the middle of the 1990s affected country by a severe famine in which three million people died. WFP is planning a new survey in July and August to get a better overview of the crisis.

UN 113 million were living in acute hunger last year

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