“Aside from orphanages in Pyongyang which are used for propaganda, the government does not provide local orphanages with any food. Local administrative offices are forced to take charge of the orphanages. Since local officers cannot pay for food out of their own pockets, ordinary people have to offer requisitions or pay bribes to opt out. Some children escape from the orphanages due to the lack of food,” said a middle-manager at a local administrative office in South Pyongan Province.
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All the pictures in this photo report were taken after Kim Jong-un took over power of the regime. (Jiro Ishimaru)
◆ More Kotchebi Homeless Children Under the Kim Jong-un Regime
◆ Kim Jong-un’s Starving Soldiers – “Just a spoonful of oil for me…” A soldier pleads for grace
◆ ＜Inside N. Korea＞ Student absenteeism on the rise due to excessive requisition from school; a third of students are absent from school in local cities.