Relief efforts: How North Korea is rebuilding after flooding
Signs of large scale construction projects and development present as temperatures plunge
In late August and early September, Typhoon Lionrock caused heavy flooding in North Korea’s North Hamgyong province, resulting in significant damage to housing and infrastructure as well as population displacement.
As of October 6, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) substantially amended initial estimates and stated that 30,000 homes suffered severe damage with as many as 62 percent (18,600) destroyed. Reports indicate that as well as the flooding of river systems, landslides also caused significant damage.
Some of the worst affected locations, according to the UN and North Korean state media, include population centers
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