29 Apr '11, 7pm

North korea may run out of food by June

North korea may run out of food by June

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Parts of North Korea are expected to run out of food in less than two months due to a poor harvest even if foreign donors agree to provide assistance, a U.S. relief group has said. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share The United States and South Korea have reacted cautiously to reports of dire food shortages in the North, with some officials suspecting that the isolated communist state is exaggerating the problem to win assistance. But Samaritan's Purse , one of five U.S. groups that visited North Korea in February, said that a harsh winter has reduced crop yield by up to half and that some people were already eating grass, leaves and tree bark. "We believe that, in many of the areas that we visited, in mid-June they're goin...

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