May 07, 2021

Ask a North Korean: how are orphans treated in North Korea?

"In North Korea, orphans live pitiful lives on the brink of death"

Hello there, fellow Ask a North Korean-ers! Welcome back to the feature where you the readers can email in with your questions about the DPRK and have them answered by our very own defector writers.

Today's question is about orphans in North Korea. Is there a difference between how orphans are treated in the capital and how they live in the northern provinces bordering China? What care does the government provide for them?