The North Korean government was forced to reduce the food rations doled out to millions of their citizens Friday after the country faced the “worst harvest” in more than ten years.
“Official rations are down to 300 grammes – under 11 ounces – per person per day, the lowest ever for this time of year, the U.N. said following a food security assessment it carried out at Pyongyang’s request from March 29 to April 12,” reports Reuters.
“The country suffered a famine in the mid-1990s believed to have killed as many as 3 million people,” adds the article.
The study finds that over 40% of North Koreans are “chronically short of food” and face severe “food insecurity.”
Read the full report at Reuters.