Destroyed, rebuilt and flooded again: North Korean homes ruined by 2020 typhoons
Flooding in newly-built villages shows pitfalls of North Korea’s rebuilding efforts
Typhoons and floods destroyed thousands of homes in North Korea this summer, spurring Kim Jong Un to order the military and even Pyongyang’s elite party members to frantically rebuild dozens of villages nationwide.
But many of the homes that Typhoons Maysak and Typhoon Haishen flooded in early September were actually newly-built only four years ago, according to satellite imagery of North Hamgyong province, which is near the border with China.
This suggests that North Korea’s latest reconstruction efforts are only a temporary fix in some cases, especially as the country appears to be
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