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In Rare Public Admission, North Korea Warns of Worst Drought in Century


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In Rare Public Admission, North Korea Warns of Worst Drought in Century

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

The state news agency of North Korea announced Tuesday that the country is experiencing its worst drought in a century, exacerbating chronic food shortages and drying up rice paddies—imperiling a major sustenance crop in a country where one third of children under five are already stunted due to malnourishment.