Photographs: Mass-Starvations in North Korea

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

The following photographs depict Mass-Starvations in North Korea.

These photographs are from the World Food Programme and from the North Korea Genocide Exhibit, which opened in Seoul, South Korea in November 2004 and moved to Washington DC and LA in the United States.  Many of the photographs from the Exhibit were taken by Dr. Norbert Vollersten, a German Physician who worked in North Korea for 18 months.  Dr. Vollersten treated North Korea’s severely malnourished, hungry, and starving child population.  He was expelled in December 2000 for exposing North Korea’s mass-starvations to the outside world.

The following photographs depict North Korean children in orphanages in North Korea.  One thing to note is that while the children in these photographs may look like infants, severe malnutrition and starvation stunt growth and development.

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

The following photograph is of four North Korean boys – and two boys within the home – who are severely starved.

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

This photograph is of a North Korean Woman.  She was a Refugee.  She died three days after this photograph was taken.  She was in her thirties. (c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

This photograph is of a North Korean Woman. She was a Refugee. She died three days after this photograph was taken. She was in her thirties. (c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit / (c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit / (c) WFP/Tom Haskell 1997

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit / (c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit / (c) WFP/Tom Haskell 1997

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

October 1997, Hwanghae, North Korea: Young child suffering from malnutrition newly admitted to Tosan City Hospital, North Hwanghae Province. WFP provided relief food to institutions such as hospitals, orphanages and kindergartens. (c) WFP/Tom Haskell 1997

October 1997, Hwanghae, North Korea: Young child suffering from malnutrition newly admitted to Tosan City Hospital, North Hwanghae Province. WFP provided relief food to institutions such as hospitals, orphanages and kindergartens. (c) WFP/Tom Haskell 1997

1997, Hwanghae, DPRK: Young child suffering from malnutrition newly admitted to Tosan City Hospital, North Hwanghae Province. WFP provided relief food to institutions such as hospitals, orphanages, and kindergartens. (c) WFP/Tom Haskell 1997

1997, Hwanghae, DPRK: Young child suffering from malnutrition newly admitted to Tosan City Hospital, North Hwanghae Province. WFP provided relief food to institutions such as hospitals, orphanages, and kindergartens. (c) WFP/Tom Haskell 1997

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit

(c) North Korea Genocide Exhibit