North Korea is home to the world's least reported humanitarian crisis, according to the Switzerland-based NGO Care International.

In its "Suffering in Silence" report, the organisation said journalists have concentrated on rising political tensions in the Korean Peninsula instead of North Korea's ongoing food shortage.

"While much media focus has been on nuclear brinkmanship, the humanitarian situation has been overlooked," the group said.

Some 18 million North Koreans, around 70 percent of the country's population, do not have sufficient access to nutritious food, according to the UN.

The worst drought to hit the country since 2001 worsened food shortages in 2017, as crop production including rice and potatoes fell, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.

Care documented 51 reports during 2017 on humanitarian issues in North Korea.

Read the full article about North Korea's humanitarian issue at Aljazeera.