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Drought Threatens Food Supply In North Korea

In the first five months of 2019, North Korea recorded just 2 inches of rainfall, far below the amount needed for crops to thrive. Fearing poor harvests, the government urged agricultural workers to try to protect fields from drought damage. Millions of North Koreans urgently need more to eat, according to a U.N. report. Many have been subsisting on just 10.5 ounces of food a day. The country is hoping to avoid a famine like the one that killed hundreds of thousands of people in the 1990s.

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