March 02, 2024
Analysis

North Korea’s “abysmal” drought, seen from above

Satellite imagery reveals the heavy damage inflicted by low rainfall and poor irrigation systems

Last Friday the Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's most widely read newspaper and the main organ of the ruling Korean Workers' Party, reported that the country had been struck by an “abysmal” drought.

The DPRK, Rodong reported, was engaged in “prevention battles” against the disaster, which had "dried up the water level of reservoirs, rivers, and streams."

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