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Worsening food shortage

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North should accept South's humanitarian aid offer

North Korea faces a worsening food shortage due to adverse weather conditions, prompting an urgent need for food assistance to the impoverished and isolated country. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has painted a dire picture of the food situation in the North, saying that four out of every 10 North Koreans urgently need food aid.

The FAO reported that the North's crop production this year will drop to its lowest level in five years due mainly to drought. Last month's Typhoon Lingling and the spread of African swine fever (ASF) have also negatively affected the crop yields.

"An estimated 10.1 million people (40 percent of the population) are food insecure and........

© The Korea Times