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Hunger Still Haunts North Korea, Citizens Say


World  (tags: world, politics, North Korea, hunger, mass hunger, poverty, oppression, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 643 days ago - npr.org
While North Korea has long struggled with dire food shortages, the United Nations now assesses its food situation as being the best in many years. But NPR has had unusual access to five North Koreans in China, who paint a dramatically different, and alarm



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pam w. (191)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:38 pm
Sad....this CULT of "glorious leadership."
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:49 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks.
 

Judith Green (8)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:26 pm
Thank you for bringing this article to our attention.
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:29 pm

What a sad state of affairs for the people of North Korea. What money there is, goes to missiles and feeding the few that surround the "new" leader. Of course they have a large military how else can they eat?
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:54 pm
The situation sounds so bad you'd think the writer was exaggerating, but with undeniable evidence such as severely stunted growth and families resorting to suicide, you know these people are truly starving. Kim Jong Un should be ashamed of himself!
 

John S. (303)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:52 am
Sadly noted, but at least they have missles that don't work.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:07 am
At least Kim Jong Un is fat.
i wonder how the people in their concentration camps are faring?
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:18 am
North Korea is indeed a tragedy. And Kim Jong Un must be insane, the only explanation I can think of...
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 10:33 am
What to say?? heard: even cannibalism there cause of HUNGER :-(((((( HORRIFYING FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE... to say the least :-((((((( Wishing: Praying could help...
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:10 pm
"While North Korea has long struggled with dire food shortages, the United Nations now assesses its food situation as being the best in many years."

Of course it does. That "state" has a 1% even smaller than our own by any measure. A few of Kim's friends and family do well and everyone else suffers. I had hopes at one time that his western education might rub off on him some, but they were in vain, he is just as addled as his forebears and just as cruel to his own people.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:43 pm
Hearing these type of stories saddens me. It makes me even more angry when it has to do with their government paying into missiles.military issues first. These people who run these worlds need to have their minds reprogrammed... where they understand that caring for the people come first, not the other budgets that pertain to wars and other wasteful issues. Thanks Cal
 

Marilyn L. (107)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:45 pm
North Korea is a said place; the people have been indoctrinated one generation after the other. I don't know how they will ever break the hold the 'state has on them.
 

janet f. (29)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:40 pm
Yet another country run by a psychopath who starves and tortures his own people. That fat little bastard needs to be annihilated.
 

Don Schwarz (5)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:32 pm
I agree with Janet F

It is Hell on Earth.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:12 pm
Thanks
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:27 pm

Watch and learn this is the third generation of megalomania now ruling this tiny country. South Korea is prospering while North Korea uses every deceitful tactic there is and the people are dying.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:54 pm
Very sad. Hunger is a horrible thing. Nobody deserves.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 11:26 pm
They just had a successful test missile launch --while their people starve. A psychotic egomaniac left North Korea in the hands of his psychotic egomaniacal son, so nothing will change.
 

Latonya W. (83)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:13 pm
its really sad and the way we r treating our earth the animals people etc we r all going to be living like this soon........wake up....love each other love our animals our trees our earth our water everything we love will love us back..........
 
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