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North Korea: Starving People Welcome Big Forest Fires

Categories: East Asia, North Korea, South Korea, Disaster, Environment, Food, Governance, Humanitarian Response

A recent NASA satellite photo showed a number of forest fires in North Korea. Free North Korea Radio, an internet-based news media founded and runs by North Korean defectors, reported [1] [ko] that starving North Koreans welcome the news since the fire will clear land for farming. (Read translation here [2])