Skip to comments.International Red Cross warns of food crisis in North Korea
Posted on 08/11/2018 5:31:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
As negotiations continue over President Trump’s demand that North Korea junk its nuclear weapons and missile programs, Kim Jong-un’s bargaining position ay be weakening. Reuters reports:
A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, “with potentially catastrophic effects”, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday.
The world’s largest disaster relief network warned of a risk of a “full-blown food security crisis” in the isolated country, where a famine in the mid-1990s killed up to three million people. It said the worrying situation had been exacerbated by international sanctions imposed due to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
I am no fan of the IFRC. Its ole in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians who seek to destroy it has been one-sided. So, it does not surprise me if Sanctions are blamed for potential famine. No mention of the diversion of NK’s very limited resources into expensive weapons programs, of course.
And they blame recent weather for the probem:
In a statement issued in Geneva, the IFRC said there had been no rainfall since early July as temperatures soared to an average 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) across the country, whose official name is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The next rain was expected in mid-August.
Yet, months before the July weather, in early May, Reuters was reporting serious food production problems in North Korea
“Funding shortfalls have meant that rations have had to be reduced and suspended in some cases,” WFP said in a statement coinciding with the start of the May 8-11 visit by WFP executive director David Beasley.
The real source of North Korea’s food shortage should be obvious: socialism.
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Global warming crushes communism......
Too bad, so sad, tough toenails!
Too bad, so sad, tough toenails!
Yes, very worrisome. If the sanctions worked then more of their countries monies could be directed to food instead of military agendas.
Plenty of rotting food that could be shipped from Puerto Rico.
Watch out — this could be timed and planted to lead to calls for Trump to soften sanction. “Why do you want children to starve to death?”, &c.
RE: more of their countries monies could be directed to food instead of military agendas.
(Sigh) as if Fat Kim gives a wit if his people starve or not...
Also, there is a potential of drowning in the arctic sea.
That’s plague #1.
Oh, you're bad! But truthful. And the North Koreans would love it, better than tree bark or dirt.
OK, Trump, show them what you’ve got for the NK people.
Seems like God just delt a bad card to Kimchee as he is attempting to balk in negotiations.
Kim: Let them eat yellowcake.
(Finely crushed uranium ore produced by grinding or crushing it.
International Red Cross warns of food crisis in North KoreaOh well, they (the Norks) know what they have to do.
And if they do it they'll be sooo tired of winning they'll wonder why they were so stupid to take so long.
President Trump will welcome such criticism, and show the weak kneed how to deal with it in a magnificent manner.
Socialism is Utopia. I fail to see the need for even the least bit of concern...
Invite Charlie Rangel to hand out turkeys?
“Why do you want children to starve to death?
And when that happens, and it will. Trump simply states Rocket Man chose to spend on guns and food for his Military not his people. Fluck you MSM
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