The Korean Humanitarian Crisis and the Karabakh Conflict

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Part 1- The West has known of the Korean Humanitarian Crisis for decades in fact an estimated 3.5 million North Koreans may have died from starvation in the 1990s, and more than 10 million, or about 1/3 of the population, suffers from extreme poverty and starvation-like conditions. Even though North Korea has one of the largest allocations of food aid in the world over a million tons annually, famine persists because of the secretive nature of the country. North Korea is, in fact, in economic meltdown and crisis, total international isolation, and continued propaganda and manipulation of all information. One fundamental principle in Korea, called juche, is roughly translated as "self sufficiency." Heaped along the docks, though, are tons of rice stamped "Gifts of the UN or Gifts of the USA," often left to rot because the population is fearful of being punished for eating Western food. Weather patterns have changed in 2012 as well, and downpours, winds and even typhoons have hit the country so that since June, thousands have been left without potable water; have had no electricity, and little access to food and supplies. Not only is the population starving, but the risk of water-borne disease and respiratory failure also hurts the population. Noted by LiNK, the real crisis in North Korea is about 24 million people trying to live under a cruel and oppressive system in which even the most basic rights are ignored. This is not material meant to be propaganda, it is confirmed

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