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North Korea raises alarm over worst drought in a century

North Korea raises alarm over worst drought in a century
Friday 17
8:20 2019

North Korea is experiencing its worst drought in over a century, according to its state media, days after UN's World Food Programme (WFP) expressed "very serious concerns" about the situation in the country. In the year to Wednesday, the country received just 56.3mm of rain or snow, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported on Friday, the lowest since 1917. Water was running out in the country's lakes and reservoirs, said the paper. "The ongoing drought is causing a significant effect on the cultivation of wheat, barley, corn, potatoes and beans," the report said. In their most recent estimates, the UN's Food ...

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Summary: Pyongyang says its lakes and reservoirs are drying up as the country received only 56.3mm of rain in the year.

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