September 19, 2020

‘Fatherly Love’: State media sings praises for Kim Jong Un amid flood response

Emotional interviews and ceremonies reach the big screen as Kim responds to North Korean worries over COVID-19, flooding

Food aid that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised during a visit to a flood-damaged village last week was finally delivered by a top deputy on Sunday, according to the country's state media. The announcement was one of several emotional North Korean state media reports lauding Kim for prioritizing citizens amid worries over COVID-19 and heavy storms.

Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Monday that a ceremony was held upon the aid's arrival in Unpha county, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Pyongyang. Speeches at the ceremony focused on Kim Jong Un's “fatherly love” and the apparent sacrifices he made in order to personally visit the village from the capital.