N.Korea's Daily Food Ration Continues to Shrink

  • Arirang News

    June 17, 2016 10:24

    North Koreans' daily food ration has dropped well below the global recommended minimum.

    Voice of America reported Thursday that the average ration is now 360 g of food per person a day. That is a mere 60 percent of the UN World Food Programme's recommended minimum of 600 g a day.

    The figure also fails to meet the regime's target of 573 g. The ration has been shrinking since the second quarter of last year, when North Koreans were provided with 410 g of food a day.

    The biggest cause of the food shortage is poor harvests of rice and corn last year due to the ongoing drought.

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