25 Sep 2006

Children of North Korea

The government continued to fail in its duty to uphold and protect the right to food, exacerbating the effects of the long-standing food crisis. Chronic malnutrition among children and urban populations, especially in the northern provinces, was widespread. Fundamental rights, including freedom of expression, association and movement, continued to be denied. Access by independent monitors continued to be severely restricted. There were reports of widespread political imprisonment, torture and ill-treatment, and of executions.

Source: North Korea - Amnesty International

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Poor street-children are hungry while other people eat.....

North Korea - Children of the Secret State

Official regime-page here

UNESCO thinks: "Due to the authoritarian government, very little data is known about the street children situation in DPRK."