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World|life|May 17, 2019 / 11:10 AM
North Korea suffering worst drought in four decades

AKIPRESS.COM - North Korea is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages, Kim Jong-un’s regime has said, Independent reports.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that an average of just 54.4mm of rain had fallen throughout the country in the first five months of the year.

It is the lowest level since 1982, when the secretive communist state received 51.2mm of rain on average during the same period, it added.

To combat the problem, the state run Rodong Sinmun newspaper called for a “war against the nature”, mobilising all available water pumps and irrigation equipment.

It follows a warning from the United Nations said earlier this month that some 10 million North Koreans were facing “severe food shortages” after the country endured one of its worst harvests in a decade.

To combat the problem, the state run Rodong Sinmun newspaper called for a “war against the nature”, mobilising all available water pumps and irrigation equipment.

It follows a warning from the United Nations said earlier this month that some 10 million North Koreans were facing “severe food shortages” after the country endured one of its worst harvests in a decade.

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