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North Korea: Residents tell BBC of neighbours starving to death

People in North Korea have told the BBC food is so scarce their neighbours have starved to death.

  • Jean Mackenzie
  • BBC

Exclusive interviews gathered inside the world’s most isolated state suggest the situation is the worst it has been since the 1990s, experts say.

The government sealed its borders in 2020, cutting off vital supplies. It has also tightened control over people’s lives, our interviewees say.

Pyongyang told the BBC it has always prioritised its citizens’ interests.

The BBC has secretly interviewed three ordinary people in North Korea, with the help of the organisation Daily NK which operates a network of sources in the country.

They told us…

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