A boy has been crying hard. September 2013, in Pyongsong City, South Pyongan Province. Taken by ASIAPRESS.


“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)

A girl and a boy–probably siblings–hugging each other while sleeping in front of a warehouse near a market. They are not wearing shoes. August 2013, in Hyesan City, Ryanggang Province. Taken by ASIAPRESS.


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