North Korea’s child mortality and stillbirth rates improve in 2021: UN … – NK News

North Korea’s child mortality rate improved in 2021 but remained five times higher than neighboring South Korea, according to a new U.N. report.
Fifteen out of 1,000 children born in the DPRK died in 2021, down from 16.5 in 2020 and from an all-time high of 75.7 out of a 1,000 children during the height of North Korea’s Arduous March famine in 1996, according to the report published by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday.
North Korea’s child mortality rate improved in 2021 but remained five times higher than neighboring South Korea, according to a new U.N. report.
Fifteen out of 1,000 children born in the DPRK died in 2021, down from 16.5 in 2020 and from an all-time high of 75.7 out of a 1,000 children during the height of North Korea’s Arduous March famine in 1996, according to the report published by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday.
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Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.
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