August 11, 2022

Aid from the enemy: American and S. Korean NGOs in the DPRK

For N. Korea, desperate need for help often trumps ideology

Since opening up to international humanitarian aid in 1995, North Korea has allowed at least 215 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to run projects in the country. 

These groups come from all over the globe, and have engaged in a diverse range of work, from one-off shipments of material aid to long-term projects aimed at strengthening capacities.