May 19, 2024

Capacity building and bomb disposal in North Korea

An interview with the ICRC team training North Korean police in Explosive Ordnance Disposal

From 1950-1953, during the Korean War, much of the territory of North Korea was subjected to a sustained bombing campaign that levelled its major cities and left a lasting physical and psychological impact on the country.

While the armistice that effectively ended the war was signed over 60 years ago, one of the remaining legacies of the conflict is the unexploded ordnance (UXO) still buried in North Korean territory and which still poses a risk to the population today. 

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