August 17, 2022

Dozens dead, tens of thousands displaced by flooding in North Korea: UN

Recent flooding results in the loss of life, infrastructure and agricultural land UN says

As many as 86 North Koreans have been killed and over 65,000 displaced by recent heavy rains and flooding in part caused by Tropical Storm Soulik, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Monday.

While the worst of the storm did not travel directly over North Korea, heavy rains were expected with multiple humanitarian bodies issuing warnings days prior to the storm reaching the peninsula.