December 03, 2022

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Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

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COVID-19 situation in North Korea likely getting ‘worse, not better’: WHO

COVID-19 situation in North Korea likely getting ‘worse, not better’: WHO

UN health agency adds that it has yet to receive reliable data from DPRK or response to vaccine offers

COVID-19 situation in North Korea likely getting ‘worse, not better’: WHO
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 2, 2022
G7 foreign ministers condemn North Korea for ‘yet another’ ICBM launch

G7 foreign ministers condemn North Korea for ‘yet another’ ICBM launch

Diplomats say DPRK determined to diversify nuclear capability, while voicing regret over veto of new UN sanctions

G7 foreign ministers condemn North Korea for ‘yet another’ ICBM launch
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 30, 2022
NGOs urge boycott as North Korea set to chair UN forum on nuclear disarmament

NGOs urge boycott as North Korea set to chair UN forum on nuclear disarmament

DPRK’s four-week stint as rotating chair comes amid reports that it could soon conduct underground nuclear test

NGOs urge boycott as North Korea set to chair UN forum on nuclear disarmament
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 30, 2022
‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

Instructors say low pay is driving away those who can help children of defectors navigate South Korean school system

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 26, 2022
Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID

Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID

Case and death numbers likely well below true total as country promotes alternative treatments over vaccines

Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer May 24, 2022
North Korea silent after South explains offer of COVID aid via hotline: MOU

North Korea silent after South explains offer of COVID aid via hotline: MOU

Unification ministry says it detailed plans to provide vaccines and other aid after trying to send letter last week

North Korea silent after South explains offer of COVID aid via hotline: MOU
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim May 23, 2022
North Korea high on agenda as Biden arrives in South Korea for summit with Yoon

North Korea high on agenda as Biden arrives in South Korea for summit with Yoon

US president’s three-day visit follows assessments that DPRK could greet him with long-range missile or nuclear test

North Korea high on agenda as Biden arrives in South Korea for summit with Yoon
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 20, 2022
UN human rights agency calls on North Korea to open borders to COVID-19 aid

UN human rights agency calls on North Korea to open borders to COVID-19 aid

Lack of national vaccination program could have ‘devastating impact’ on the DPRK’s human rights situation, OHCHR says

UN human rights agency calls on North Korea to open borders to COVID-19 aid
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 19, 2022
No vaccinations in North Korea raises risk of rapid COVID-19 spread: WHO

No vaccinations in North Korea raises risk of rapid COVID-19 spread: WHO

World Health Organization says it has yet to receive any official word from Pyongyang after first known COVID outbreak

No vaccinations in North Korea raises risk of rapid COVID-19 spread: WHO
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 17, 2022
UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK

UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK

Food and Agriculture Organization gets green light to send support for farming sector amid reports of drought

UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 16, 2022
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