North Korean Famine of the 1990s

Saturday, Dec 04, 2010

An estimated two million [North Koreans] died during a preventable famine in the 1990's, and several hundred thousand are in prison and labor camps; many have been executed.

The Last Emperor, Peter Maass, The New York Times, October 19, 2003,

The North Korean Government has estimated that approximately 220,000 people died due to famine in the 1990s, while the World Health Organization (WHO) claims that this figure is closer to 2 million.

Community-based public health interventions in North Korea: one non-governmental organization's experience with tuberculosis and hepatitis B., Goe LC, Linton JA., U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, May 2005,