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US NewsNorth Korea forced to cut food rations to record low after 'worst harvest in a decade'

11:30  04 may  2019
11:30  04 may  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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North Korea ’s daily food rations have been cut to a record low this year after experiencing the worst harvest in a decade . The Hermit State has rations to 300 grams a day — or 11 ounces - with further cuts likely the United Nations said on Friday. According to US organisation The Nutrition Centre

North Korea ’s daily food rations have been cut to a record low this year after experiencing the worst harvest in a decade . The Hermit State has rations to 300 grams a day — or 11 ounces - with further cuts likely the United Nations said on Friday. According to US organisation The Nutrition Centre

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North Korea’s daily food rations have been cut to a record low this year after experiencing the worst harvest in a decade.

The Hermit State has rations to 300 grams a day — or 11 ounces - with further cuts likely the United Nations said on Friday.

According to US organisation The Nutrition Centre, a good mix of proteins, carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables and dairy products weighs 2 kilos per day per person.

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North Korea has cut food rations to 300 grammes a day, the lowest ever for this time of year, and further cuts are likely after the worst harvest in a decade , the United Nations has said. The UN carried out a food assessment at the request of North Korea from 29 March to 12 April.

North Korea has cut food rations to their lowest level ever for this time of year and may be forced to further slash them without international aid, a About 10.1 million North Koreans -- 40 percent of the population -- suffer from severe food shortages following the worst harvest in a decade , according

The UN conducted a food assessment between March 29 to April 12, at the request of North Korea.

The organisation was given wide access to the country, including cooperative farms, nurseries, households and food distribution centres.

North Korea forced to cut food rations to record low after 'worst harvest in a decade' © Provided by Oath Inc. A farmer plucks on a cabbage from its main crop, where most of it will be harvested early next month and used to make Kimchi, at the Chilgol vegetable farm on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. It looks like the residents of Pyongyang won’t be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested. Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea, which suffered a near cataclysmic famine in the 1990s but has since managed to increase its agricultural production to what international organizations believe is closer to the self-sufficiency level than the country has seen in years. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) According to the survey, North Korean families were only consuming protein a few times a year.

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Bad harvest leads to N Korea rations cut . Image caption North Korean state media said the country was in a "fierce battle" to prevent drought damage. Sanctions against North Korea have been boosted since 2006, in an effort to choke off funding for Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

The North Korean regime has cut rations of food to 300 grams a day after the worst harvest in 10 years, the UN says. And a UN team found that 10.1 million The World Food Programme (WFP) said the North Korean government had reduced rations to their lowest level ever for this time of year.

The report also detailed how the country’s agricultural output of 4.9 million tonnes, the lowest since 2008-2009, had led to a food deficit of 1.36 million tonnes in the 2018/2019 marketing year.

North Korea forced to cut food rations to record low after 'worst harvest in a decade' © Provided by Oath Inc. Photo taken in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea World Food Program spokesman Herve Verhoosel said. ‘This new food security assessment ... has found that following the worst harvests in 10 years, due to dry spells, heat waves and flooding, 10.1 million people suffer from severe food insecurity, meaning they do not have enough food till the next harvest.’

10.1 million people needed food aid, including 7.5 million of the 17.5 million North Koreans who depend on government rations plus 2.6 million collective farmers.

North Korea forced to cut food rations to record low after 'worst harvest in a decade' © Provided by Oath Inc. People take part in a meeting to mark May Day at the People's Palace of Culture, in this undated photo released on May 2, 2019 by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. Mr Verhoosel said: ‘Prospects for the 2019 early season crops of wheat and barley are worrisome, with communities at risk as the lean season gets underway in June.

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North Korea 's harvest is predicted to be worse than usual, exacerbating already severe food shortages in the country, a monitoring group says. Using satellite images, Swiss-based Geoglam said drought had affected crops in an area known as the "cereal bowl". The UN says four in 10 North

North Korea has cut food rations to their lowest level ever for this time of year and may be forced to further slash them without international aid, a About 10.1 million North Koreans -- 40 percent of the population -- suffer from severe food shortages following the worst harvest in a decade , according

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The World Food Program is to hold another assessment between July and August in order to gain a better understanding of the crisis.

The news is reminiscent of the famine that gripped North Korea in the mid 1990s that killed as many as 3 million people.

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