One Kilo Bananas costs $45 and Black Tea costs $70: Severe Food Crisis in North Korea

One Kilo Bananas costs $45 and Black Tea costs $70: Severe Food Crisis in North Korea

Severe Food Crisis in North Korea

Severe Food Crisis in North Korea:
North Korea is experiencing a serious food crisis with prices of basic items going through the sky. North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, stated in a meeting of the country's governing party's central committee that the food situation has "tensed," according to state-run news agency KCNA.

Since 2011 Kim Jong-un is North Korean Supreme Leader and since 2012 is the head of the Korean Workers Party (WPK). He is the grandson of Kim Il-sung was the first supreme leader of North Korea.

"The people's food situation is currently tense since the agriculture sector failed to meet its grain output plan owing to typhoon damage last year," Kim added.

As to reports, prices of basic food products have soared in the country's capital Pyongyang, with one kg of bananas selling for $45 (Rs. 3336), a packet of black tea for $70 (Rs. 5100), and a packet of coffee for $100 (Rs. 7400)

According to a recent United Nations Food And agriculture assessment, North Korea is short 8,60,000 tonnes of food.

During the meeting, Kim directed party members to work on fixing the food shortfall. However, it is uncertain how soon North Korea can address the situation given that the country's borders remain blocked owing to COVID-19 restrictions.

He was successful in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic in North Korea, however many experts dispute that the nation had no cases at all.

In 2014 a United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights report stated that Kim might be tried for crimes against humanity. He had ordered several North Korean officers to be purged or executed and was widely thought to have ordered that his half-brother, Kim Jong-Nam, be assassinated in Malaysia in 2017.

While North Korea has not formally acknowledged any COVID-19 cases, stringent anti-virus measures have been taken, including borders and interior travel restrictions. Many goods that the nation cannot produce are imported from China, including food and fuel.

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Link: World News

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