Kim family’s strategic failure to feed is evidenced by five salient indicators:
(1) The lack of change in North Korea’s policy over the past decade plus,
(2) North Korea’s non-cooperation with international aid organizations,
(3) The ineffective distribution of food aid,
(4) The allocation of domestic funds from food to defense (military, nuclear weapons) programs, and
(5) The use of food to ensure loyalty and control to Kim’s regime.
The DPRK’s systematic and orchestrated denials of the right to food, most notably through the 1990s, violate international law, the right to life, and constitute crimes against humanity.
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