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World Food Program seeks to triple funding for food assistance in North Korea
News

World Food Program seeks to triple funding for food assistance in North Korea

UN organization says it will need $42M for DPRK programs in first half, a sign of preparations for eventual reopening

World Food Program seeks to triple funding for food assistance in North Korea
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer February 28, 2023
Kim Jong Un says ‘next few years’ crucial to solving North Korea’s food problems
News

Kim Jong Un says ‘next few years’ crucial to solving North Korea’s food problems

Leadership discusses need for ‘fundamental change’ in farming and state economic plans on second day of ongoing plenum

Kim Jong Un says ‘next few years’ crucial to solving North Korea’s food problems
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 28, 2023
North Korea overhauls laws on drug use, private wealth and rape
Analysis

North Korea overhauls laws on drug use, private wealth and rape

Legal changes outline new crimes and punishment but promote leniency for even worst offenders who repent

North Korea overhauls laws on drug use, private wealth and rape
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser February 27, 2023
North Korea kicks off party plenum on ‘urgent’ food issues
News

North Korea kicks off party plenum on ‘urgent’ food issues

Kim Jong Un convened major meeting Sunday likely to last several days, amid concerns about food insecurity in country

North Korea kicks off party plenum on ‘urgent’ food issues
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 27, 2023
Fewer North Korean women dying due to complications of pregnancy: UN report
News

Fewer North Korean women dying due to complications of pregnancy: UN report

WHO says maternal mortality rate has dropped 43% since 2000, which follows years of international aid for DPRK women

Fewer North Korean women dying due to complications of pregnancy: UN report
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer February 24, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What snacks are most popular in the DPRK?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What snacks are most popular in the DPRK?

The state gives out low-quality sweets on major holidays, but what people really covet are imported treats from abroad

Ask a North Korean: What snacks are most popular in the DPRK?
Jin February 24, 2023
More North Koreans sticking mysterious objects on face masks, state media shows
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More North Koreans sticking mysterious objects on face masks, state media shows

Mask accessories could be indicator of COVID vaccination or other health status, though their purpose remains unclear

More North Koreans sticking mysterious objects on face masks, state media shows
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 23, 2023
State media review: North Korea rejects humanitarian aid as ‘poison candy’
Analysis

State media review: North Korea rejects humanitarian aid as ‘poison candy’

An in-depth analysis of calls to resist outside help, praise for a new greenhouse farm, an animated love story and more

State media review: North Korea rejects humanitarian aid as ‘poison candy’
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung February 23, 2023
Pyongyang Chronicles: A modern-day Judas at Kim Il Sung University
Opinion

Pyongyang Chronicles: A modern-day Judas at Kim Il Sung University

An early friendship ends with betrayal, demonstrating how the North Korean system begets hypocrisy and doublethink

Pyongyang Chronicles: A modern-day Judas at Kim Il Sung University
Alek SigleyAlek Sigley February 23, 2023
Defector lawmaker in hot water over remarks linking North Korea to Jeju massacre
News

Defector lawmaker in hot water over remarks linking North Korea to Jeju massacre

Tae Yong-ho says Kim Il Sung ordered communist riot ahead of killings, leading to accusations that he defamed victims

Defector lawmaker in hot water over remarks linking North Korea to Jeju massacre
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim February 21, 2023