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Poverty in North Korea. One of the last communist countries in the world Originally there was a food distribution system to give grains like rice and wheat to people:. By late 1990s food distribution system failed

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One of the last communist countries in the world

  • Originally there was a food distribution system to give grains like rice and wheat to people:
  • By late 1990s food distribution system failed
  • Since then most people have to find themselves food especially those in rural areas
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2 in 3 mothers are malnourished

  • 7% of children severely malnourished
  • 37% of children are chronically malnourished
  • 23.4% of children are underweight
  • 2011 official salary rate was equivalent to 2 USD per month
  • Actual salary rate is $15 US per month due to black market sales
  • A lot of aid mainly comes from China, the world food program
  • and to some extent UNICEF
  • One quarter of women aged 15-49 are under nourished
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china

  • A quarter of women in North Korea aged 15-49 are under nourished
  • Some 6 million people don’t have enough to eat
  • Much of the poverty is due to political and economic isolation and frequent natural disasters
  • Some organizations help but not enough is being done
  • North Korean government doesn’t allow all aid to go through
  • Funding is needed to help those who cant help themselves

North Korea

http://www.wfp.org/countries/Korea--Democratic-People-s-Republic--DPRK-/Media/The-Face-of-Hunger-in-DPR-Korea

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http://www.prb.org/Articles/2010/northkorea-population.aspx

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/GA15Dg01.html

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/crisis-centre/crisis/north-korea-hunger

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/korea.html

http://james-a-watkins.hubpages.com/hub/The-Korean-War

http://www.economist.com/node/18682803

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/28/1067233170542.html?from=storyrhs

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/korea_40615.html

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