North Korea is proud to announce that 700 orphans “with wisdom and courage in the prime of their youth” have volunteered to work in coal mines, factories, farms, and forests; this according to a report by the New York Post.
North Korea is running low on food and is believed to be in the middle of a serious famine. It is unknown how severe the famine is at this time because the data is tightly concealed, but it might be worse than experts think if children (who require fewer daily calories), are being employed to conduct manual labor.
Covid-19 has exposed the dependency that North Korea has on supply chains from outside of the country and things are growing worse by the day. Supply trains for North Korea sit idle on the China-side of the border. Delivery trucks are unable to bring goods back and forth into the country. Food is simply not making inside and no one knows how long this can continue. How long will people starve until the North Korean leadership does something drastic?
This is why BTJ is sending in support for food and supplies. The amounts we are sending in are purposefully small, so as to not draw attention from the authorities, but every little bit counts. BTJ does not need any extra financial support for this effort, but our partners carrying out this project inside North Korea desperately need prayers.
Please consider sharing this information on your social media, with your family and friends, and with your church and home groups. North Korea needs more believers around the world to pray for the nation.