When even Médecins Sans Frontières decides that a USA-hating government is too dictatorial and dirty to deal with, one knows that they’ve got to be pretty darn low.
That article seems to be quite old, from 2001, still valid though.
A more recent one is here: http://www.msf.org/countries/page.cfm?articleid=F94ABDEE-3CD0-4769-9A786C60645D41B7
The plight of North Koreans is indeed terrible.
From a story I am currently working on today:
Reading the full story is just awful, awful, awful. These people are just going to STARVE.
Sad to say, but the Korean government simply doesn’t care. I’d be more than happy to give them food, but as it is, it appears that US aid is not even getting to Korean people. rather, the government is handing it to the army.
I think they have the world’s largest army-citizen ratio.