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UN says North Korea has asked for help on food shortages

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The says has asked for help from international humanitarian groups to combat

UN said Thursday that figures provided by show "there is a of about 1.4 million tons expected for 2019, and that's crops including rice, wheat, potato and soybeans."

Dujarric says the UN has "expressed and will continue to express our concern about the deteriorating situation" in

He says the UN "at various levels" is consulting with the "to further understand the impact of on the most vulnerable people, in order to take early action to address the humanitarian needs.

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First Published: Fri, February 22 2019. 07:35 IST