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N Korea food shortage 'desperate'
N. Koreans in desperate need of food after floods  The World Food Program is stepping in to feed people in North Korea, where floods have ruined crops and left nearly 63,000 homeless N Korea facing hunger due to grain deficit

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  UN: About 5 million North Koreans will continue to face food shortages. The government plans to import only 325,000 metric tons

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  A UN rights expert says the food situation is desperate, with aid from the World Food Program reaching only one-third of the hungry

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  The survey on food and nutrition in North Korea shows millions of people are going hungry, with households reducing their food intake
May.9 Famine fears  North Koreans are dying because of food shortages in rural areas, and a massive famine is just a matter of time Apr.17 North Korea at risk of famine, says U.N.  North Korea may be on the brink of another famine as a result of floods, the increase in food prices, and a malnourished population

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Feb.8   Food aid dries up
  More than 6 million North Koreans will go without emergency food aid until April. The UN blames funding crisis

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Jan.18 'Millions could starve'
  A UN envoy Maurice Strong has warned that North Korea is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis

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Jun.21 Starved eating grass to survive
  A severe shortage of food aid is forcing hungry to scrounge for grass and seaweed, the United Nations says
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Jan. 1, 1994   North Korean famine
  Together with the accompanying general economic crisis are known as the Arduous March, occurred in North Korea from 1994 to 1998

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