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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Acknowledges Food Crisis Due to Sanctions, COVID-19 and Crop Failures

HeadlineJun 18, 2021

In a rare acknowledgment, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Wednesday his nation faces widespread food shortages due to international sanctions, the COVID-19 pandemic and crop failures caused by last summer’s typhoons. The World Food Programme says about 40% of North Korea’s population is undernourished.

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