North Korea tops list of world's most neglected humanitarian crises

News 3-2-2018 Theguardian 56

Study says country’s severe food shortages are ignored by global media, with emergencies in Eritrea and Burundi similarly overlooked

The deepening humanitarian emergency in North Korea is the least reported in the world, according to a study that measures media coverage of crises across the globe.

While insults traded between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un dominated headlines, North Korea’s severe food shortages, estimated to have left two in five of its population undernourished, received little attention from the world’s news outlets, the report said.

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