North Korea is running out of food after the worst harvest in 10 years. The UN World Food Programme says that without international aid, as many as 10 million people, around 40% of the population, face severe food shortages.
South Korea has said it will make its largest food donation to the North since 2008, as an estimated 40% of North Koreans are undernourished. Much of the aid is aimed at helping vulnerable children and mothers.
Conflict, climate change and weak economic growth are leaving more people without enough to eat, a UN report warning of starvation and famine says. Most of the world's chronic hungry live in Asia and Africa.
In its latest Suffering In Silence report, CARE International lists the most underreported humanitarian crises of the past year and explains why global media attention is so selective.
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