World North Korea asks starving citizens to eat less as food shortages expected to continue: reports

08:06  28 october  2021
08:06  28 october  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

North Korea has launched an unidentified projectile

 North Korea has launched an unidentified projectile © KCNA via KNS / AFP / Archives L in North Korea launched an unidentified projectile in the sea, pursuing a series of tests started there are some Weeks announced Tuesday the South Korean army. The projectile has been launched since SINPO to the sea east of the peninsula, according to a communiqué of Joint Major Heads of State, which does not give other details. "South Korean and American intelligence services proceed with careful analysis to obtain additional details," he added.

North Koreans are being asked to eat less food as the communist nation deals with a food emergency that is expected to continue at least until 2025, according to reports.

A shortage of food in the nation led by dictator Kim Jong Un has resulted from a shutdown of its border with China, an action that was taken in 2020 in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.

But the move has devastated North Korea’s economy as food prices have spiked, and has resulted in starvation deaths among its population of 25 million, the report said.

Some residents in North Korea suspect that the Kim regime’s request for citizens to cut back on food consumption suggests the leader "is not aware of how serious the food situation is," a source told RFA.

North Korea confirms sub-launched missile test

  North Korea confirms sub-launched missile test This comes a day after South Korea reported an apparent weapons test in waters off Japan's coast.North Korea's KCNA news agency said the missile had "lots of advanced control guidance technologies", and was fired from the same vessel as in a 2016 test.


About 40% of North Korea’s population is estimated by the U.N. World Food Program to be undernourished and the nation has been short of food this year by about 860,000 tons – or the equivalent of two months’ worth of food, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, RFA reported.

"Some of the residents are saying that the situation right now is so serious they don’t know if they can even survive the coming winter," a second source, in Sinuiju, North Korea, across the Yalu River from Dandong, China, told RFA.

The first source told the outlet that North Korean officials were trying to blame the food crisis on the severity of the coronavirus pandemic but "the residents do not trust the authorities’ explanation," the report said.

North Korea claims to have launched a missile from a submarine

 North Korea claims to have launched a missile from a submarine © Copyright 2021, Obs North Korea affirmed this Wednesday 20 October have launched a ballistic missile from a submarine which, if the Information was confirmed, would allow this country with nuclear weapon to have a second strike capacity.

Other causes alleged by North Korea included the effects of natural disasters and repercussions from economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the U.N., North Korean officials wrote in a review submitted to the United Nations.

Chinese exports to North Korea increased for the third consecutive month in August but have not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, Pyongyang has recently resumed the testing of missiles after a hiatus. The most recent tests occurred Tuesday when the North fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.

In September, North Korea test-fired a hypersonic missile into the sea.

North Korea breeding black swans for meat amid ongoing food crisis .
North Korea is breeding black swans for meat as part of a push to solve its crippling food crisis. © N/A North Korean media described black swan meat as tasty with 'medicinal value'. File pic Industrial breeding of the bird is gathering pace after a swan house was built at the Kwangpho Duck Farm, according to state media.The ornamental black swan has a "good meaty taste and medicinal value", said the Rodong Sinmun newspaper.It reported earlier this week that several blocks of sheds for breeding the birds had been built and that the efforts would improve people's "living standard".

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