North Korea is facing a growing food crisis that puts children and the elderly at risk of starvation, a UN investigator says report good Wednesday out.
running news: Prolonged and strict measures implemented to contain the spread of COVID-19 have worsened the situation in the isolated Asian nation, and caused “serious economic hardship”, according to the report.
- The report said North Korea has implemented aggressive measures, including full-scale border closures and restricting imports of non-essential goods.
- Even before the pandemic, more than 40% of the country was “food insecure”, and most of those people suffered from malnutrition.
What are they saying: “The COVID-19 restrictions and government vigil against the pandemic have helped avert a potential health crisis,” the report said.
- “At the same time, prolonged isolation and border closures have caused food and other health problems and severe economic deprivation for many people across the country,” it continued.