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North Korea suffers from extreme drought, the worst in nearly 40 years



The hermit kingdom is apparently also the barren kingdom.

North Korea announced Wednesday that it suffers from the worst drought in nearly four decades The Korean Central News Agency said that in the first five months of this year, only 2.5 cm of rain fell across the country the lowest value since the same period in 1982, during which an average of 5 cm of rain fell.

The current situation of KCNA as an "extreme drought" is expected to last at least until the end of May.

NORTH KOREA CALLS COAL SHIP TO OBTAIN A "ROLE", SAYS THAT IT IS SPIRITUAL OF THE US SUMMIT AGREEMENT [19659003] North Korean media urged citizens on Thursday to look for new sources of water, according to the News Agency Yonhap.

  North Korea suffers the worst drought in nearly four decades, after only 5 cm of rain fell across the country in the first five months of this year.

North Korea suffers from the worst drought in almost four decades, after only 2.5 cm of rain fell across the country in the first five months of this year.
(AP Photo / Lee Jin-man)

The country's newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported that workers are trying to find new water sources and mobilize pumps and irrigation equipment to minimize damage to agriculture.

said Rodong Sinmun Efforts are part of the "fight against drought damage is a fierce fight against nature to protect socialism."

The ongoing drought is expected to contribute to an already dangerous situation in the north.

Earlier this month According to a joint assessment by United Nations food agencies, about 10 million people, about 40 percent of the population in North Korea, faced "severe food shortages" after the country had one of the worst harvests in a decade.

"The situation could worsen further in the milder season from May to September if no adequate and urgent humanitarian action is taken," the report said.

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North Korean officials have attributed the food crisis to bad weather and international economic sanctions, which were exacerbated after the country's ranks in recent years high-caliber nuclear and missile tests.

  The official Korean news center On Wednesday, May 15, the Korean news agency announced that in the first five months of this year, an average of 5 cm of precipitation fell across the country, its lowest level since 1982.

On Wednesday , May 15, the Korean news agency said that in the first five months of this year fell across the country an average of 5 cm of rainfall, the lowest since 1982.
(AP Photo / Wong Maye-E, file)

In February, North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations, Kim Song, issued a rare appeal for urgent food aid, saying the sanctions were "barbaric and inhuman." According to Sky News.

"There is a terrible restriction on sanctions for importing all types of metal farming equipment, such as tractors, harvesters … as well as chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides," he wrote. [19659003] CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

In February, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Vietnam for their second summit, but negotiations were not going well. The North called for sanctions relief in exchange for Teilentnuklearisierungsmaßnahmen. The US rejected the demand and insisted that sanctions be relaxed only after complete denuclearization.

  The United Nations food agencies have warned about 10 million people in North Korea, about 40 percent of the population are exposed to the "severe food shortage" land had one of the worst harvests in a decade.

The United Nations food agencies have warned about 10 million people in North Korea, about 40 percent of the population suffer from "severe food shortages" after the country has had one of the worst harvests in a decade.
(AP Photo / Wong Maye-E, file)

North Korea suffered a devastating famine in the mid-nineties, killing an estimated 100,000 people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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