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North Korea faces 'devastating famine' as even state TV warns of impeding 'food crisis'

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North Korea is staring down the barrel of a devastating famine amid self-imposed Covid restrictions and serious UN sanctions, according to a UN expert.

Kim Jong-un's country has been in worsening economic turmoil since enforcing a rigid Covid blockade last year, which has seen trade with China grind to a halt.

Moreover, Pyongyang's insistence on pressing forth with its nuclear weapons development program has forced the UN to enforce sanctions, making a bad situation even worse.

In June KCTV, the state-run TV network and propaganda machine sounded the alarm on an impending "food crisis" in the agricultural sector which already fails to feed larges swathes of the population.

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