Smuggled footage from North Korea reveals the extent of food shortages

This video shot in North Korea over several months by an undercover reporter gives a glimpse into the real state of this malnourished country. The video shows homeless kids covered in filth begging for food and soldiers going around demanding bribes. Even the military that was long untouched by the shortages seems to be going hungry.

The state has been for long unable to provide food through the official distribution system and black markets are booming, not so secretly anymore either. The military has always been the cornerstone of Kim Jong-Il’s power and if the military starts to grow unhappy, hard times are in store for the Kim family. Especially for the new young 27 or 28 year-old dictator to be Kim Jong-Un.

See the video at abc.net.au

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