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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

North Korean Famine

SEOUL () -- Food shortages in North Korea have reached famine levels in some areas and recent floods dim prospects for the isolated state, an aid group said Friday.

"North Korea will face great tragedy unless the weather condition improves in weeks to come," Tetsunao Yamamori, president of the Geneva-based Food for the Hungry International, said in an interview in Seoul.

Yamamori, who visited North Korea from July 23 to 30 to deliver medicine and collect data on damage inflicted by last year's crippling floods, said the next six months would be critical.