North Korea is already starving to death because of skyrocketing food prices.
The country has closed its Sino-Korea border early last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is only a slim chance of it reopening before 2025.
It has has blamed the pandemic, natural disasters, and U.N. sanctions for its inability to provide for its people.
Trade between China and North Korea has begun to pick back up in recent months but only at a fraction of pre-COVID-19 levels. It is not clear whether the country will be able to produce enough food for its own people.
The country of 25 million is led by Kim Jong Un, who has been looking slimmer in recent weeks.