North Korea: spring drought deepens concerns over food shortages

State media says rainfall was at record lows for the first five months of the year as experts blame climate change

Fears are growing for young children and other vulnerable groups as a drought in North Korea threatens to worsen food shortages in the isolated country.

The Red Cross said the drought that began in early spring added to the woes of last year when food production fell to the lowest level in a decade. Four in 10 people in North Korea are estimated to be in urgent need of food assistance.

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