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Why is the Tumen River one of the most dangerous places on earth?

Why is the Tumen River one of the most dangerous places on earth?

The Tumen River, which separates North Korea from China, is considered one of the most dangerous rivers in the world to cross. It’s not that the river is particularly deep, wide, or treacherous. In fact, if you stand on the North Korean bank, you can look across the...
Why is North Korea experiencing another famine?

Why is North Korea experiencing another famine?

“By the end of 1998, the worst of the famine was over, not necessarily because anything had improved but … because there were fewer mouths to feed.” That’s the sad picture journalist Barbara Demick paints in her book, “Nothing to Envy.” In this passage, she describes...
How long can a person survive without food?

How long can a person survive without food?

Have you ever been sitting in church and your stomach growls during prayer? Or you get a headache at work because the only thing you’ve eaten all day is that granola bar in the car? Most of us are familiar with that kind of hunger. But you’ve probably never felt the...
Quiz: How much do you know about the hunger crisis?

Quiz: How much do you know about the hunger crisis?

What do you plan to eat for dinner tonight? Do you feel like tacos or maybe pizza? Take-out or a homecooked meal? Will you have dessert? For most of us, these are the types of questions we ask ourselves when thinking about food. You’ve probably never had to ask...
Which countries face the greatest famines in 2021?

Which countries face the greatest famines in 2021?

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the health of people all around the world. But it’s not just the virus that is killing people … it’s also a lack of food. With new variants of COVID-19 popping up around the globe, many countries have gone back under strict...
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