According to a report by Kyodo News on October 11th, 2021, North Korea has been plagued by food insecurity for a long time because of the government’s mismanagement of the economy, coupled with international sanctions, natural disasters, and now the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, Pyongyang has cut off land traffic with China and Russia to prevent an invasion of the CCP virus.
North Korea usually relies on imports and aid from Communist China. However, the country seems not to have imported food products recently from China, which is known as its closest ally both politically and economically.
North Korea stated earlier this year in a report to the United Nations that it has suffered its worst food crisis in more than 10 years, and there is growing concern that its citizens have had difficulty obtaining daily necessities.
It was reported on Monday (Oct. 11th) that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emphasized the need to improve his people’s living conditions in a recent speech.
We call for Kim Jong Un not to sacrifice his citizens for his own political ambitions.
For more details about this report, please click here: North Korea’s Kim vows to improve people’s lives amid food crisis
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