The inhabitants of the country were obliged to bring in monthly public warehouses one kilogram of rice.
The North Korean authorities warned residents about upcoming difficult times in the economy and urged to prepare for the famine. About it writes The Telegraph with reference to the article in the party newspaper of North Korea’s “Nodong”it Said.
“The path to revolution is long and difficult. We may again have to eat the roots of plants,” the article says.
It is noted that the country could face the same difficult situation, as during the four years of famine, which began in 1994. Then from lack of food killed 3.5 million people.
The British newspaper notes that the difficult economic situation will be the result of the unprecedented strict sanctions against the DPRK adopted by the UN Security Council in response to Pyongyang’s test of a hydrogen bomb and launch missiles long range.
Also, according to the publication, this year the DPRK has requested 440 thousand tons of food aid from other countries, but as of February was set to 17.6 thousand tons.
South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo, in turn, reports that the North Korean government ordered the citizens to bring monthly to the state warehouses by one kilogram of rice.
We will note, last summer North Korea was the strongest drought in a century, which may lead to food shortages for the population.