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Kim Jong Un Acknowledges Food Crisis in North Korea

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image (Photo provided by the North Korean government) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  © 2021 Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Kim Jong Un made an extraordinary admission this week about North Korea’s food crisis, warning the situation is “getting tense,” in part as a result of damage from typhoons and floods last year. Kim’s surprising admission follows his call in April to “wage another more difficult ‘Arduous March,’” a reference to the country’s massive famine…

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