Balancing act: humanitarian aid versus human rights activism | NK News
July 20, 2024

Balancing act: humanitarian aid versus human rights activism

Which better helps the DPRK people: working on the ground, or agitating for change?

Amidst tension, harsh rhetoric, and a focus on nuclear issues and security, the human element of North Korea sometimes seems cast aside.

Approximately 25 million people live in the DPRK. Various groups and scholars have espoused ways to advocate for the best interests of ordinary North Koreans, but how do approaches differ? And what is the best way to really help the people?

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