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by Jane Susskind, published

A reality we often ignore: 


“About 60 percent of North Korea’s 24.5 million people rely on government food rations, which consist mostly of dried corn and rice. Earlier this year, rations were reduced to 200 grams or less per person per day, which is only a third of the minimum daily energy requirement set by the World Health Organization.”

Aid Groups: Children in North Korea at Risk for Starvation this Winter

(Malnourished children line the floor of a pediatric ward of Rinsan County Hospital in flood-affected North Hwanghae province in North Korea. Photo courtesy Mercy Corps)

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