NORTH Korea has made a desperate appeal for
help as the country faces its worst natural
disaster in 70 years.
By Henry Holloway
DESTRUCTION: North Korea is being ravaged by
floods caused by a vicious typhoon
Kim Jong-un’s regime have made an appeal for
aid as massive floods ravage the beggar kingdom
– wiping out villages, destroying towns, and
With a rare admission the country in dire need of
help, the DPRK admitted they are facing their
“heaviest downpour” since 1945 and their people
are facing “great suffering”.
The UN estimate 133 people have been killed, 395
people are missing, 100,000 are homeless, and
140,000 are in need of “urgent assistance”.
DISASTER: At least 140,000 North Korean have
been affected by the
Reports say 17,000 houses have been destroyed
or damaged as floods swept the nation brought by
The worst impacted areas are around the Tumen
river which serves as the secretive state’s border
with China and Russia.
24,000 acres of farmland in the region have been
destroyed, set to worsen North Korea’s already
near critical food crisis .
North Korean authorities are now welcoming
Western aid agencies into the nation to help stop
curb the growing humanitarian disaster.
Water supplies to more than 600,000 people have
been cut and transport links have been destroyed.
But the disaster comes after Kim Jong-un’s
regime taunted the world with nuclear bomb tests
and threatened all out war.
CRISIS: A humanitarian disaster is brewing in
Chris Staines, who is leading a Red Cross
delegation, said North Korea is facing “a very
major and complex disaster”.
“The floods came through with such force, they
destroyed everything in their path,” he added.
“People displaced from the floods are now in a
very difficult situation and there are real risks of
secondary disasters, particularly relating to