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North Korea Famine Orphans Homeless and Starving 1

In January, President Obama signed the North Korean Child Welfare Act of 2012, which instructs the U.S. State Department to “advocate for the best interests of these children” — including helping to reunite families and facilitate adoptions.

The law is aimed primarily at those orphans hiding in China and other countries. Those who make it to South Korea are provided an education, a path to citizenship and even a chance at adoption.

Many of the children are orphans; their parents victims of starvation or the gulag.

These homeless, abandoned North Korean orphans were both conspicuous and invisible in a community used to such sights. They are living on the streets, nearly freezing to death in the winters. With a chronic glower of hunger, they trolled the streets in gangs like rats. They scavenged, begged, plucking grass for food and pitted gang wars over tossed chicken bones. Whatever scraps they collected, they boiled into watery porridge.

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

North Korea starving children orphan

Read more Article:
The other side of failure
North Korea | Caretakers find solace and take stock after nine North Korean orphans are deported from Laos
http://www.worldmag.com/2013/11/the_other_side_of_failure

http://blogs.channel4.com/world-news-blog/north-korea/27315

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North Korea’s leaders do not value human life or happiness

Pyongyang’s Hunger Games: North Korea’s use of foreign aid to maintain its hunger policies and regime-survival and control.

INTERNATIONAL AID. “We stand before a huge ethical dilemma: Is it possible – and, if so, to what extent – to help starving North Koreans, whose fates depend on us a great deal more than on their government, if at the same time we are forever deceived and systematically blackmailed? An army armed with weapons of mass destruction is, to be sure, a permanent threat to the whole region.

Total humanitarian assistance to North Korea from 1996 to 2005 peaked in 2001 and totaled over $2.43 billion, not including informal aid and aid from China. From 1995 to 2003, formal assistance to North Korea from the U.S. alone reached over $1 billion.

North Korea Starvation

Read more: http://www.northkoreanow.org/hunger-politics/