February 21, 2024

Does North Korea have welfare?

Introducing a three-part special on healthcare, humanitarian aid and social assistance in the DPRK.

Lost amid headlines about regional tensions, economic restructuring attempts and internal power struggles are the needs of the most vulnerable in North Korea.

Given the general difficulties of daily life in the country, one could assume that its weakest members face even harsher conditions. At times this is true, but the real DPRK contains a few surprises.