By Open Doors 1 July 2021


In a rare statement, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has publicly admitted to North Korea’s food shortage crisis.

Kim Jong Un told a meeting of senior leaders, “The people’s food situation is now getting tense.” This public statement by the Supreme Leader is highly unusual, a sign of the situation’s severity.

The crisis is now so severe that families are living on the streets and in rail stations. According to one source, “A growing number of people have sold their homes and are roaming around.”

With access cut to farming resources from outside the country, farmers are also running out of produce. The United Nations now estimates that 10 million people are in urgent need of food aid.

Fortunately, supporters like you are making a difference.

Timothy Cho, a North Korean escapee, said, “Thanks to your prayers and support, and the goodness of God, Open Doors is able to supply persecuted North Korean believers with emergency relief aid through our networks in China, and these vital supplies will help to keep our brothers and sisters who receive them alive.

“We also know that many North Korean believers continue a practice known as ‘holy rice’, sharing what they have, even if it isn’t much, with those in need.

“Your prayers and support mean the difference between life and death to those who receive this help.”

Please continue to pray with North Korean Christians.

Pray For North Korea:

  • Pray God will continue to provide for North Korean people amid the food crisis.
  • Pray Christians will share the gospel boldly and that the North Korean church will continue to grow.
  • Praise God for the selfless generosity of North Korean believers who share everything they have with others.

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