Famine in North Korea: The Impact of Poor Decisions
Famine in North Korea started in the 1990s along with a deep and stark economic crisis. The famine lasted nearly a whole decade and since then the country has been suffering regular food shortages. To be precise, in recent years the economy has been picking up a little bit (at least in the capital Pyongyang), but in most rural areas people continue to suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition. Making it to the capital is making it to the safest place (food-wise) in the country.