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Hunger crisis grips North Korea as food runs short

October 7, 2011 1 comment

Satan receives a symbolic last hour to make his stand. That hour began when the LOZ arrived to bring great tribulation with the bowls of anger. Satan is resisting making his stand, but he will be forced to follow through. Due to the earth’s circumstances, food will become scarce, and you will not be able to purchase anything without his mark. But that mark will not doom you – only your heart condition can do that.

HAEJU, North Korea — In a pediatric hospital in North Korea’s most productive farming province, children lay two to a bed. All showed signs of severe malnutrition: skin infections, patchy hair, listless apathy.

“Their mothers have to bring them here on bicycles,” said duty doctor Jang Kum Son in the Yellow Sea port city of Haeju. “We used to have an ambulance but it’s completely broken down. One mother traveled 72 kilometers (45 miles). By the time they get here, it’s often too late.”

It’s also getting late for North Korea to get the massive amount of food aid it claims to need before the harsh winter sets in. The country’s dysfunctional food-distribution system, rising global commodities prices and sanctions imposed over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs had contributed to what appears to be a hunger crisis in the North, even before devastating summer floods and typhoons compounded the emergency.

The regime’s appeals for massive food aid have gone mostly unanswered by a skeptical international community. Only 30 percent of a United Nations food aid target for North Korea has been met so far. The United States and South Korea, the two biggest donors before sanctions, have said they won’t resume aid until they are satisfied the military-led communist regime won’t divert the aid for its own uses and progress is made on disarmament talks.

South Korea also says the North is exaggerating the severity of its food crisis. Visiting scholars, tourists and charity workers have sent out conflicting views about it.

The U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), for instance, said last month after visiting the North that “the damage was not so significant.” Another U.N. body, the World Food Programme, which has a regular presence in the North, warned in March of growing hunger. The sharp divergence of views is one reason why the U.N.’s emergency relief coordinator will visit this month to assess the situation.

North Korea’s Economy and Trade Information Center, part of the foreign trade ministry, invited Alertnet to see the extent of the crisis on a rare reporting trip to its rice bowl in South Hwanghae province in the southwest.

Alertnet, a humanitarian news service run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation which covers crises worldwide, saw evidence of alarming malnutrition and damaged crops, but also signs of some promise for the coming rice harvest.

Although tightly controlled by government officials, an Alertnet reporter and Reuters photographers and video journalists were able to conduct a week-long trip into the South Hwanghae region. The visit included rare access to collective farms, orphanages, hospitals, rural clinics, schools and nurseries.

The regime’s motive in granting the access appears to be to amplify its food-aid appeals. North Korean officials at first asked Alertnet to reach out to its subscriber base to mobilize help–and at one point asked the Thomson Reuters Foundation for a donation. Alertnet declined, saying all it could do is visit and report on the situation. – MSNBC

UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia

August 14, 2011 Comments off

(AP) — World Health Organization officials said Friday that famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to an increase in outbreaks of the disease.

Officials say cases of acute watery diarrhea – an important indicator of the risk of cholera – are now at 4,272 in Somalia – an 11 percent rise on last week’s WHO reported figure of 3,839.

WHO public health adviser Dr. Michel Yao told reporters in Geneva on Friday that the number of cholera cases has also risen sharply this year, with officials confirming 18 cases in the 30 lab samples taken in recent days from people living in the capital, Mogadishu.

Yao said the 60 percent infection rate confirms there is a “high risk” of the disease spreading quickly – “so we can say we have an epidemic.”

The random samples, which were tested in a lab in the capital, were drawn from among 4,272 samples from people who have suffered the diarrhea, he said. So far, he said, there have been 181 acute watery diarrhea-related deaths.

WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said last week that a few cases of cholera have been confirmed in Somalia and the diarrhea is also on the rise. She said of the 3,839 reported cases, 77 percent afflicted children younger than 5-years old in Mogadishu.

The World Health Organization has said it is very concerned about disease outbreaks in drought-hit East Africa, due to a lack of clean water for drinking and bathing, overcrowding in camps and the low tolerance to disease of starving young children.

The United States estimates drought and famine in Somalia have killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5. Millions face the risk of starvation amid Somalia’s worst drought in 60 years.

UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado said Friday that tens of thousands of children have died and countless more are particularly at risk of cholera and other diseases because of drought and violence in East Africa. – MedicalXpress

What happens to those little ones who cross over?

“The babies, and children of a very tender age, they’re under special arrangement with the Creator when they pass over to the other side. In fact, all children are. However, some problems arise with those children that are up in age and can understand some of what has happened. I will detail that a little later in this post, and the remedy that usually works. As Christ made note of this arrangement at Matthew 18:10 when he stated: “See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven.” (HCSB)

At the passing of one of these little ones, he or she becomes surrounded by Holy Ghosts on the other side. In addition, the Cherubic Order of Holy Angels assigns an escort of honor guards to honor the child’s presence into the Spirit Realm, and provides escort for all parties involved to the Azmon Barrier. From there, the Powers Order of Holy Angels gives an honorable escort through the Baptismal Light, where relatives that have passed at an earlier time are awaiting the child’s arrival. Transition for the other side is quick and efficient, and is handled with much tender love for the child.

These young children are not required to do anything more than, receive the promised hope. This is born out in Colossians 1:5 concerning the “hope”: “The hope that is being reserved for you in the heavens.” – Chosen: End Times Truths Revealed

29,000 Children Dead Due to East African Famine in Past Three Months (Video)

August 7, 2011 Comments off

The drought and accompanying famine in East Africa continues to get worse: Three more regions of Somalia have been declared famine zones–defined as places where at least 20% of households face severe shortages and when more than 2 people in 10,000 die daily from hunger. Al Jazeera reports that 29,000 children have died from starvation in the past three months. In total 3.2 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

Behind all of this: The worst drought in 60 years. Delivering aid has been hindered due to the Islamist group al-Shabab controlling to worst affected areas; until very recently they have refused access to many aid organizations, and have denied that conditions of famine exist. – Tree Hugger

Ezekiel 14:13 “Son of man, if a land sins against Me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out My hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send famine through it, and to wipe out [both] man and animal from it,

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

France’s Sarkozy Urges Action Against the ‘Plague’ of Food Price Surges

June 23, 2011 Comments off

World food prices that rose 37 percent in a year, driving 44 million more people into poverty, are a “plague” that need action from world leaders now, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.

Group of 20 farm ministers are in Paris for the second day of a summit. France, which holds the G-20 presidency, wants a central database on crops, limits on export bans, international market regulation, emergency stockpiles and a plan to raise global output. The proposals to limit export curbs and start a database will be “especially sensitive,” French Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire said last week.

Wheat as much as doubled in the past year as Russia and Ukraine curbed exports after drought decimated crops, adding to record global food prices the World Bank says put 44 million more people into poverty since June. Nations will spend $1.29 trillion on food imports this year, the most ever and 21 percent more than in 2010, the United Nations estimates.

“Volatility is a plague on farmers and consumers,” Sarkozy said in a speech to the ministers yesterday. “It can plunge entire populations into famine and poverty.”

A lack of transparency in agricultural markets is exacerbating price swings, threatening economic recovery and food production, Sarkozy said.

“We have to act, and act together,” the president said. “The world is watching you.”

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Plagues come in many forms and many of them are overlooked. But just as in the days of Moses, they are occurring.

Numbers 11:4 [ Complaints about Food ] Contemptible people among them had a strong craving [for other food]. The Israelites cried again and said, “Who will feed us meat?

Starving N. Korea begs for food, but U.S. has concerns about resuming aid

February 20, 2011 Comments off

TOKYO – North Korea recently took the unusual step of begging for food hand-outs from the foreign governments it usually threatens.

Plagued by floods, an outbreak of a livestock disease and a brutal winter, the government ordered its embassies and diplomatic offices around the world to seek help.

The request has put the United States and other Western countries in the uncomfortable position of having to decide whether to ignore the pleas of a starving country or pump food into a corrupt distribution system that often gives food to those who need it least.

The United States, which suspended its food aid to North Korea two years ago amid concerns about transparency, “has no plans for any contributions at this time,” said Kurt Campbell, the State Department’s top East Asia official.

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Yahweh, our God and Creator pours out His wrath upon mankind leading up to Armageddon. It is His will that you all know exactly where it is coming from.

“There will be no peace on Earth until My Son’s Kingdom. I will crush every kingdom now standing and rock the earth off its foundation. I Yahweh will destroy every enemy to My throne, and who can stop Me? Who can turn back My anger? No one.” – Yahweh

Matthew 10:34 “Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

Exodus 15:3 “The LORD is a warrior; Yahweh is His name.”

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