North Korean leader Kim Jong Un loves to drink, spending large sums of money on importing alcohols, while the people of North Korea may still be going through a hunger epidemic.
Kim Jong Un spent more than $34,000 on liquor from the US, £127,000 on alcohol from Germany, £107,000 from Denmark and £38,000 from Russia.
All UN reports have shown over the years the North Koreans frequently go hungry and do not have enough money to afford food. Visitors are seldom allowed and it is impossible to know what really goes on, but by all counts reports show that children suffer from malnourishment. North Korea has been called out for its human rights abuses for decades, though, with no change.
The Daily Mail reports:
Included in these imports was £74,000 worth of German wines and £48,000 on luxury beer from the country.
The figures, from Trademap, also revealed Kim spent £48,000 on Italian cheese and an astounding £715,000 on Brazilian coffee.
The luxury purchases come as the UN reports 2.8 million North Koreans struggle to afford food.
Average salaries in North Korea range from £640 to £1,280 per year while almost a third of children are malnourished.
This month people called on Kim to face human rights abuses.
Deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch Phil Robertson told the Mirror: ‘The North Korea government and its leaders should face justice for their crimes, which continue to this day.
‘We urge the United Nations to respond positively to the call that the recommendations of a group of independent experts be implemented without delay.’