North Korea reports worst drought in 100 years

Reuters echoes reports of a drought in North Korea by its state news agency:

North Korea's state news agency has reported that the country has been hit by a historic drought. Image by taesmileland on freedigitalphotos.net.

North Korea’s state news agency has reported that the country has been hit by a historic drought.
Image by taesmileland on freedigitalphotos.net.

North Korea said on Tuesday it has been hit by the worst drought in a century, compounding chronic food shortages in the reclusive country where almost one third of children under five are stunted due to malnourishment.

The North’s KCNA news agency said paddies around the country including the main rice farming regions of Hwanghae and Phyongan provinces were drying up due to lack of rainfall. Paddies require enough water to keep rice plants partially submerged to grow.

(Break)

The U.N. resident coordinator for North Korea, Ghulam Isaczai, last month warned of a looming crisis due to last year’s drought caused by the lowest rainfall in 30 years.

To read more about the changing world and what you can do to prepare, visit: www.greatwavesofchange.org

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *