There are fears as winter approaches that the most vulnerable people will starve.
“Problems such as more orphans on the streets and deaths from starvation continue to be reported,” said Lee Sang Yong, editor-in-chief of Daily NK, which has sources in North Korea.
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“The lower classes in North Korea are suffering more and more because food shortages are worse than expected,” Lee said.
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Getting information from North Korea is getting more and more difficult. The border has been closed since January last year to prevent the spread of Covid-19 from China.
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Even sending messages overseas to family and friends who have defected to South Korea carries enormous risks.