October 03, 2023

No UN or NGO workers left in North Korea after more expats depart Pyongyang

The loss of humanitarian workers could have a massive effect on North Korea in the near future

A group of diplomats, aid workers and other expats left Pyongyang on Thursday, informed sources told NK News, which means that no U.N. foreign staff or international NGO staff are left in the country.

Around two dozen nationals from the Czech Republic, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Vietnam – as well as two World Food Programme (WFP) staff members and one Concern Worldwide representative – left Pyongyang by road in the early hours of Thursday morning. They headed towards Sinuiju, the North Korean city closest to the Chinese port of Dandong.