June 01, 2023


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.


Over 75% of North Korean children missed key vaccinations during pandemic: WHO

UN says situation leaves DPRK kids vulnerable to deadly disease, announcing immunization campaign targeting 20 countries

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 26, 2023

34 North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter as COVID obstacles remain

New arrivals jump to highest since 2020 but are still fraction of pre-pandemic levels, despite eased controls in China

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 25, 2023

The strange tale of a North Korea tour agency founded by a dead South Korean man

Serial imposter likely turned to identity theft to set up UK company seeking to take tourists to DPRK, NK News finds

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 24, 2023

North Korea’s rice imports soar in March to largest monthly total of pandemic

Expert calls grain shipments ‘a big deal’ that could ensure more North Koreans can eat amid concerns about food shortage

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 21, 2023

Politics and shortages undercut Russian threat to arm North Korea: Analysis

Experts says Moscow can’t currently afford to retaliate against greater ROK role in Ukraine by providing newest weapons

Arius DerrArius Derr | Ifang BremerApril 21, 2023

North Korea’s trade with China more than doubles in March on-year

Expert calls strong month a positive sign for DPRK people amid reported food shortages, as trade nears pre-COVID levels

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 19, 2023

Russia ‘sincerely hopes’ North Korea will ease COVID controls: Senior official

Deputy foreign minister says border restrictions stand in way of improved cooperation, as two sides look to boost trade

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 17, 2023

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korean vessel west of peninsula: JCS

ROK vessel collides with Chinese ship while responding to DPRK incursion south of the inter-Korean maritime border

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jeongmin KimApril 16, 2023

Russian Far East region says it sent nearly 3K tons of corn to North Korea

Customs data from Amur Oblast gives rare look at bilateral trade figures following reports of food shortages in DPRK

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 13, 2023

Music by ‘Queen of K-pop’ features in new North Korean propaganda vlog

Tourism video targeting Chinese viewers uses BoA track despite DPRK’s crackdown on foreign media

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Seung-Yeon ChungApril 12, 2023
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