Saturday, May 10, 2008

North Koreans eating bark and grass

Good Friends, a Buddhist human-rights group in South Korea, says that in rural areas families are again adding tree bark and grass to teir diet, and foraging for food in the wild. It says that in South Pyongan province in west-central Noth Korea, people are already dying of starvation, while listless farmers ignore officials' calls to plant this year's rice. Last month the World Food Program (WFP) called for urgent help to avert a "serious tragedy."

The Economist

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