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North Korea allows a distressing look at famine and illness

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FOOTAGE of malnourished North Korean orphans and official warnings over failed harvests have given a rare glimpse at the scale of devastating food shortages in the country after a harsh winter early this year and widespread flooding. (..) The World Food Program has warned it has only 30 per cent of the funding it needs for its relief operation, which targets 3.5 million of North Korea's most vulnerable citizens.