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Paek - Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

“I’m worried that if the drought continues just for a few more days the maize crops will be affected.”

An early-season drought has halved the expected yield of a critical harvest, and that has increased pressure on highly vulnerable people.

Paek (61) lives with her daughter, son-in-law and their two children. “Our neighbours have been really supportive and shared some of their food with us since we have small children in our house. That has helped us a lot.”

The International Federation of Red Cross and DPRK Red Cross helped to get mobile water pumps to crucial areas where crop yields have now doubled. But, as the drought continues, more support is needed.

Photo: IFRC/Daniel Wallinder, Meet more of the people featured in our Stories of Life series