(ANSA) – Rome, Aug 08 – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the army to intervene to help areas affected by recent heavy rains and floods, according to state media, with more than a thousand houses damaged and about five thousand fleeing. This was announced by the government agency Kcna, quoted by the BBC.
North Korea is on the edge after bad weather damage added to the day-to-day worsening food crisis. Kim Jong Un said agricultural lands were flooded, crops were being lost and the country had to face a “tense” food situation in June. He said the agriculture sector had failed to achieve its grain targets due to last year’s cyclone and would be dependent on the crop this year.
The Central Military Commission of the ruling Labor Party held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation. Kim did not attend the meeting, but party officials sent a message from him urging the army to provide supplies in the most affected areas. (On the handle).
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