Conditions inside North Korea continue to rapidly deteriorate in the face of crippling UN sanctions, with Kim’s million-strong army forced to forage the forests for food as supplies dwindle and rations rapidly run dry.
According to Fox News, soldiers in Kim’s army are being given “months off” to comb the countryside in hopes of finding edible grains, fruits, and vegetables as the nation’s economy crumbles under US-led sanctions against the hermit kingdom.
— Daily NK (@The_Daily_NK) January 2, 2018
“The officers know better than anyone that they must feed their soldiers in order to maintain morale, and that rations of cornmeal with very few calories only serve to instill disillusionment among them,” writes Daily NK.
“Even though the price of rice hasn’t changed much in the markets, people are especially worried that the effects of international sanctions will continue to mount and soon cause even more problems,” the website adds.
The United States and regional allies led the charge at the United Nation’s against Kim’s rogue regime, cutting off oil supplies and other international aid as the despot continues to test his nuclear arsenal and intercontinental missiles.