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North Korea cuts food rations to just 300g per person, per day

North Korea cuts food rations to just 300g per person, per day

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North Korea has cut official rations down to 300g per person, per day after the isolated state suffered its worst harvest in a decade.The United Nations says 40% of the population - about 10.1 million people - are chronically short of food and do not have enough supplies to last until the next harvest. An investigation by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) found that many families only consume protein a few times a year. Image: Outdated equipment is one of the problems holding back North Korean agriculture, illustrated by this farmer outside Pyongyang WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel described the current situation as "very serious" - and warned the country could face a famine within a matter of months or years.A famine in the mid-1990s i...