The regime of kim jong un continues to have shares controversial and this time it was against one of the growing problems in North Korea: suicides. A report indicates that the leader gave the order to “ban” suicide by declaring it an act of “betrayal of socialism”.
jong un asked local governments to take preventive measures to lower the wave of suicides that North Korea is experiencing. An unofficial agency claims that increased by 40% in 2023 compared to the same period last year.
The order was given confidentially amid a series of emergency meetings across the Asian country, Radio Free Asia said. One of those meetings ensured that there was 35 cases of suicide this year in Chongjin City and Kyongsong County alone. Most of these cases involved families taking their own lives together.
Despite famine in north korea tripled in the past year, in the meeting of the province of Ryanggang they assured that the suicide had a greater social impact, assured the medium The Sun. An officer reportedly expressed in that meeting: “Despite the suicide prevention policies ratified by the General Secretariat, the officers were unable to obtain appropriate solutions. Most suicides are due to poverty and famineso no one can have measures to fix it at this time.”
South Korea assures that its neighbor will have a shortage of approximately 800 thousand tons of rice this 2023, due to droughts, import substitution and reduced food production. Food shortages have been increasing for years and the regime does not respond to the crisis.
Meanwhile, a report from the The UN assured that 42% of the population suffers from malnutrition and that the cost of food has increased “between 6 and 7 times compared to 2021.”
Suicide can be prevented, if you need to aid you can call:
- Guidance and Support Device in the Mental Health Emergency from the Ministry of Health of the Nation 0800-999-009124 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Mental Health Responds in CABA. The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires has a line 0800-333-1665 It works every day of the week, 24 hours.