North Korea Suffering Worst Drought In Nearly 40 Years

The worst drought in nearly four decades and concern about a food crisis are causing mayhem in North Korea, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The official Korean Central News Agency said an average 54.4 millimeters (2.1 inches) of rain fell in the reclusive country during the first five months of 2019, the lowest level since 1982, the report said. The drought, the AP reported, is expected to continue through the remainder of the month. In an assessment earlier this month by UN food agencies, it was reported about 10 million North Korean citizens were facing “severe food shortages” after the country had one of the worst harvests in a decade, the report said. Back in February, North…