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FAMINE IN NORTH KOREA

Third Place Pictures of the Year International 
Damir Sagolj
Thomson Reuters

 

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Silent famine

Residents of Taziri, North Korea, wait for Red Cross food supplies in December 1995, not long after the death of Kim Il Sung left Kim Jong Il in control of the country. At the time, around 130,000 North Koreans were reportedly on the brink of famine and 500,000 were homeless.

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A View of Hunger in North Korea

Damir Sagolj, a Bangkok-based Reuters photographer, was among a group of journalists invited last week by North Korea’s Economy and Trade Information Center to document the food crisis in the country’s farm belt. North Korea has appealed for food aid after a harsh winter and a series of summer floods and storms, but so far, only 30 percent of a United Nations aid target has been met.

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/a-view-of-hunger-in-north-korea/?src=tp