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U.N.: North Korea Faces Critical Food Shortage

Date Published: 
03/25/2011
Summary: 

North Korea's government food distribution system will run dry in May and put one-quarter of the country's 24 million residents at risk of starvation, the U.N. World Food Program said in an assessment that may influence whether the U.S. and other countries provide assistance to the country. (..) "Vulnerable members of society are currently facing increasing shocks to their daily coping strategies, leaving them on a knife edge," the WFP said in a statement and report sent to diplomats in donor countries Thursday.