Thursday, June 29, 2017

North Korea severely affected by drought since April

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday a severe drought has been affecting the country, in particular the southwest coast provinces, for two months, while a nationwide campaign for preventing drought damage is being organized by government.

The Korean Central News Agency said a long spell of drought has lingered on in the southwestern coastal areas of the DPRK since April, withering crops in myriad hectares across the mentioned areas.

"Granaries in North and South Hwanghae provinces have been heavily affected by the drought," it said.

Drought also dried up 30 percent of the reservoirs across the country.

 Soldiers, students, children have been mobilized to help farmers restore tens of thousands of wells and hundreds of reservoirs and dammed water pools.

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