- U.N. warns of "looming humanitarian disaster" in North Korea due to drought with famine likely to follow
- Even state media, which usually paint a rosy picture, have expressed concerns
- U.N. official calls on international community to provide help
Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Even a simple piece of fruit was unfamiliar to Lee So-yeon when she fled North Korea seven years ago. She had never seen an orange. So when she came across one at a South Korean market, she bit into it like an apple -- peel and all.