May 28, 2023

Libyan hospital welcomes dozens of North Korean medical workers

UN sanctions forbid DPRK laborers from working abroad, but country’s doctors have been active in Africa during pandemic

A team of North Korean medical workers arrived in southeast Libya on this week to work in a hospital there, according to the medical facility on Tuesday, in apparent violation of international sanctions on DPRK laborers abroad.

The 38-member team will provide medical care at the Martyr Attia Al-Kaseh Teaching Hospital in Kufra city, the hospital announced on social media. The crew includes a surgeon, pediatrician, cardiologist, obstetrician, otolaryngologist, dentist and 12 nurses, according to the hospital.