Kim Jong-un treats daughter to luxury lifestyle as North Koreans face starvation

The daughter of North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un reportedly enjoys a life of luxury despite the country’s food resources being scarce.

Kim Ju-ae's lifestyle in the closed-off country is unusual in comparison to the majority of North Koreans.

The 10-year-old regularly uses her free time to go horse riding, skiing, and swimming, according to South Korean National Intelligence Services (NIS).

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The NIS also revealed that her father was pleased at her horse riding abilities, which are apparently "very good".

As the family member of a North Korean official, Ju-ae does not attend an official education facility in the country. Instead she is schooled at her home in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang.

The luxurious lifestyle of Ju-ae is a stark contrast to the lives of the North Koreans that she’s one day expected to lead.

North Korea is reportedly in the midst of a national food crisis, with many citizens facing starvation, following a difficult few years dealing with Covid-19 with limited supplies.

Last week, the United Nations and South Korean authorities said that food supply had now ‘dipped below the amount needed to satisfy minimum human needs’ after years of food shortages.

The concerns were voiced after satellite imagery appeared to show that less crops had been produced than in previous years.

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North Koreans have been considered undernourished by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization for a number of years.

The reasons for this scarcity vary from the political decisions of Kim to recent environmental incidents such as flooding.

The government is also believed to be facing a political power struggle between Kim Jong-un and his sister Ri Sol-ju.

Kim recently revealed his daughter Ju-ae to the public, which stoked speculation that she had been selected as the next North Korean dictator over Ri Sol-ju.

Ju-ae is also believed to have a brother, 13, and a younger sibling who is unknown.

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