Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations
This is the second article in a three-part series on infrastructure risks in North Korea. Part I, covering water supply, food security, healthcare, and agriculture, can be found on NK Pro by clicking the link here.
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. Yet due to the difficult circumstances in North Korea even at the best of times, foreign support is
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