Famine in North Korea

Among the causes of the famine in North Korea were not only natural disasters, hurricanes and floods. His reasons were not justify yourself system for ensuring food and sanctions imposed on North Korea because of the missile and nuclear programs, and a worldwide increase in the price. Addresses the country's leadership to call for help did not find the response from the international community. To date, the UN humanitarian aid plan made less than a third.

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1. South Hwanghae Province, Sox-Ri collective farm, 29 September 2011. Kolkhoz chairman Pak Su Dong on the field, victims of natural disasters. According to estimates of the World Food Programme food aid in March this year, 6 million Koreans were starving, and about 30% of children in the country suffer from malnutrition. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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2. Women cooking corn porridge for orphans from the provinces of South Hwanghae, victims of natural disasters, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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3. Haedzhu Hospital in the center of the province Hvanghae and children suffering from hunger, October 1, 2011. Natural disasters that hit the DPRK, forced her to seek help from the international community. Severe frosts in the South Hwanghae province, which is one of the main producers of grain, destroyed 65% of the stocks of wheat, barley and potatoes. From the summer storms hit 80% of the corn fields and possibly the consequences of the hurricane also affected the rice crop in October. To date, the UN humanitarian aid plan made less than a third. Before continuing negotiations on disarmament main creditors of the DPRK, the United States and South Korea refused to provide any assistance to the starving country. In addition, they want to be assured that the aid will be sent to the destination and not for the benefit of the communist regime. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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4. Wall Hospital Haedzhu with portraits of Kim Jong Il (right) and Kim (left), the North Korean leader. The hospital is located in the provinces most affected by natural disasters, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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5. A group of volunteers to help repair the plumbing in Haedzhu, October 1, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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6. Children look out the window at a foreign delegation at school Haedzhu, October 1, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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7. children suffering from malnutrition in a hospital ward in Haedzhu, North Korea, on October 1, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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8. A child suffering from malnutrition, and the hands of his mother in the hospital Haedzhu, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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9. Children suffering from diseases transmitted through the water, with their mothers in hospital beds in Haezhdu, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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10. Temporary shelter women victims of floods and hurricanes, and the things that she was able to save 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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11. Farmer bicycle wheels on the road through the rice field, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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12. A child in the garden of the kolkhoz Sox Ree, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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13. A child on a field that is affected by natural disasters in the Sox farm Ree, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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14. A villager in the house, turned into ruins storms and floods in the Sox farm Ree, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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15. A boy with a shovel on the field, which has suffered from natural disasters, on the farm Sox Ree, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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16. Song Yong Hui near the ruins left by the storms and flooding in the farm soju Ree, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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17. A villager walking on the road in South Hwanghae Province, affected by natural disasters, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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18. Lunch women who left homeless typhoon and flooding on 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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19. Rural people are working in the field in South Hwanghae Province, suffered from storms and flooding on 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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20. Han Yong Hui, chairman of the kolkhoz Soa-Ri, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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21. The view from the window of a kindergarten, which was destroyed by hurricanes and floods, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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22. A woman prepares dinner in a house hit by natural disasters in the Sox farm Ree, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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23. A child who dies of hunger in the hospital Haedzhu, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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24. Volunteer defines the symptoms of malnutrition by measuring the child's hand, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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25. A room in an orphanage in the area affected by the disaster, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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26. haggard face farm chairman Sox-Ri Pak Su Dong in South Hwanghae province September 29, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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27. The collective farm chairwoman Soa-Ri Han Yong Hui is on a rural road, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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28. Repair of the aqueduct in Haedzhu, October 1, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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29. Volunteers help repair the plumbing in Haedzhu, October 1, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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30. The girl near a wall with the image of Kim Il Sung's speech in Pyongyang on October 3, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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31. A group of young people on fizzaryadke near the monument in Pyongyang on October 3, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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32. Military marching near the Juche Tower in Pyongyang on October 3, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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33. Volunteers help to repair the water supply system in Haedzhu, October 1, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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34. Orphans in anticipation of a survey to detect signs of malnutrition, South Hwanghae Province, North Korea, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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35. A villager near the house, which is built anew after hurricanes and floods in South Hwanghae province September 30, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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36. The achievements of the collective farm in the province of South Hwanghae, shown on the chart, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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37. washed dishes in the kitchen in an orphanage, South Hwanghae Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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38. The time of the interview with the doctor Jo Tae Kun-clinic near the house in the village, which was hit by hurricanes and floods, North Korea, 29 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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39. Pyongyang, capital of DPRK, the view of the industrial area and residential buildings, 28 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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40. A villager rides a bicycle, returning from field work in South Hwanghae Province, North Korea, 30 September 2011. (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj

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