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, http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/19/magazine/the-last-emperor.html?pagewanted=print.

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, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15780321.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NorthKoreanfamine