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North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years

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North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition, Reuters reported.

The country suffered a devastating famine in the 1990s and has relied on international food aid, but support has fallen sharply in recent years, because of its curbs on humanitarian workers and reluctance to allow monitoring of food distribution.

The North's KCNA news agency said late on Tuesday that paddies around the country, including the main rice farming regions of Hwanghae and Phyongan provinces, were drying up for lack of rain. Rice must be partly submerged in order to grow. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/17/us-northkorea-drought-idUSKBN0OW1E920150617" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]

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