February 24, 2024

Widespread rebuilding efforts underway in North Korea after floods: Imagery

State media largely focusing on one small town, but former rocket launch base also sees new home construction

Two months after severe storms washed away homes and bridges in the northeast region of North Korea, new home construction for flood victims appears underway in at least six counties, according to NK News analysis of the latest satellite imagery. 

State media has focused mostly on reconstruction work in Sinhung county and a few other spots in South Hamgyong province, but satellite imagery shows relief efforts at a former rocket launch site and other towns in North Hamgyong province as well.