August 10, 2020

UN agencies unable to leave Pyongyang, creating unprecedented obstacles
Foreign workers at UN agencies in the capital unable to leave the country due to COVID-19 measures enacted in February

Expats from United Nations agencies are unable to leave Pyongyang due to prohibitive COVID-19 measures imposed in early February, multiple sources in the North Korean capital told NK News.

As a result, workers from the six U.N. agencies in Pyongyang are unable to implement or monitor projects in rural areas, creating significant obstacles to humanitarian operations in North Korea this year.