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Caritas warns of massive hunger in North Korea

Catholic World News - December 22, 2011

Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, is warning that two out of every three North Koreans lack sufficient food.

“The message from within the country is that the people of North Korea are in dire need of food aid,” said Caritas Secretary General Michel Roy. “Malnutrition has left children, pregnant women and the elderly so weakened that when a crisis hits its impact is even more dangerous. The humanitarian imperative is that the ordinary people of North Korea receive aid and are not held hostage by the geopolitics.”

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