NORTH KOREA – This country suffered its worst drought in 37 years and called on its citizens to “battle” against the crop damage it caused.
The United Nations said up to 10-million North Koreans were “in urgent need of food assistance.”
In the 1990s, a devastating famine was believed to kill hundreds of thousands of North Koreans.
There was no indication yet that this drought will be as severe, but it followed a slew of warnings about poor harvests and crop damage across the country. (BBC)