March 02, 2024
Analysis

Why humanitarian agencies face difficulties in responding to needs in the DPRK

More than anything else, North Korea must implement "radical solutions" to solve its long-term food insecurity problem

Understanding the humanitarian situation inside North Korea is challenging for several reasons.

Aid agencies are present, including some on a resident basis, but their access is restricted and donor funding for programs is insufficient. Government data is inconsistent and lacks transparency.

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