The unfortunate outcome of dictators and fascist governments is that the population suffers in so many ways. You can be sure the local population are kept in the dark about the seriousness of these floods.
TOKYO — Floods that devastated North Korea last month are turning out to be worse than initially feared, with more than 100,000 people left homeless, according to aid workers who visited the area last week.
That puts Pyongyang in the inconvenient position of having to turn to the international community for help — at the same time as the country is facing global condemnation after its latest nuclear test and amid fears it is preparing to launch another.
“The effects of this flooding will be even more dramatic and devastating than initially thought,” said Chris Staines, the head of the Pyongyang office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. “The people there are in a very desperate situation.”