Children and elderly in North Korea at risk of starvation

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 - 21:52

Vulnerable children and elderly people in North Korea are at risk of starvation, a UN expert has said.

The UN's special rapporteur on human rights in the country blamed international sanctions and a Covid blockade for worsening food shortages.

As a result, North Koreans are struggling daily to "live a life of dignity" Tomas Ojea Quintana said.

He called for the sanctions - imposed over North Korea's nuclear programmes - to be lifted to prevent a crisis.

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