How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
Problems in water supply, food security, health care and agriculture could complicate future humanitarian operations
This is the first article in a three-part series on infrastructure risks in North Korea.
North Korean state media has been increasingly transparent about the problems the country is facing from draconian COVID-19 restrictions implemented early last year. As challenges continue to mount, there is increasing concern in the international community that a major humanitarian crisis is imminent.
Of course, North Korean citizens are already used to life under significant hardship, comprehensive international sanctions and a leadership that commands control over nearly every inch of their lives.
But an extreme weather situation, an
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