September 19, 2020

Locals still “highly vulnerable” after deadly landslides in rural N. Korea: IFRC

Kumchon residents lacked plan for landslides, Red Cross reports, as town continues rebuilding effort

Residents of the small North Korean town of Kumchon have described continued difficulties managing deadly landslides and plans to improve preparedness months on from major flooding last August, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reported late last week.

Lying near Kaesong and the inter-Korean border, Kumchon was hit the hardest by flash floods affecting North and South Hwanghae provinces on August 29.