"Thirty percent of children are so chronically malnourished that they are stunted" in North Korea, according to David Austin, North Korea Program Director for Mercy Corps.
Aid Groups: Children in North Korea at Risk for Starvation this Winter 
This acutely malnourished child in critical condition was being treated in the pediatric ward of Kumchon County Hospital in North Hwanghae, North Korea. The mouth sores are a result of malnutrition. September 5, 2011. PHOTO courtesy visiting U.S. NGOs

"Thirty percent of children are so chronically malnourished that they are stunted" in North Korea, according to David Austin, North Korea Program Director for Mercy Corps.

Aid Groups: Children in North Korea at Risk for Starvation this Winter 

This acutely malnourished child in critical condition was being treated in the pediatric ward of Kumchon County Hospital in North Hwanghae, North Korea. The mouth sores are a result of malnutrition. September 5, 2011. PHOTO courtesy visiting U.S. NGOs

"North Korea is approaching a catastrophic situation for vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, and pregnant women,"

— David Austin, North Korea Program Director for Mercy Corps. Read the full story:  Aid Groups: Children in North Korea at Risk for Starvation this Winter via PBS NewsHour. (via pulitzercenter)

(Source: newshour.pbs.org, via centerforinvestigativereporting)