A Matter of Survival
The North Korean Government’s Control of Food and the Risk of Hunger

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I. Summary

II. Background

III. Past Problems of Famine and Hunger

IV. Current Food Conditions

V. The Impact of the Public Distribution System, the Ban on the Private Trade of Grain, and the Halting of Emergency Food Aid by WFP

VI. North Korea’s Obligation Under International Human Rights Covenants

VII. Recommendations


May 2006   Volume 18, No. 3(C)