North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Farm No. 1116, under KPA (Korean People's Army) Unit 810, in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on June 1, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA/Files
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UNICEF is seeking $18 million in relief funds for tens of thousands of children in North Korea it believes have been hit by the impact of a drought last year that heightened malnutrition and diarrhea caused by a lack of access to clean water.Severe drought conditions last year in four agricultural provinces led to reduced food production and availability of safe drinking water, the U.N. agency said Tuesday.To meet the need for help, the agency said it is calling for $8.5 million in assistance for nutrition, $5 million for clean water and sanitation and $4.5 million for health.
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