May 29, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases

North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases

State media says authorities ‘flexibly adjusting’ anti-epidemic policy, with only one new death since Sunday

North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 27, 2022
Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK

Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK

The human rights activist shares her defection story and how her experiences drove her to get involved in politics

Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch May 26, 2022
‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

Instructors say low pay is driving away those who can help children of defectors navigate South Korean school system

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 26, 2022
Why North Korea’s pharmacies are unequipped to confront COVID-19
NK PRO

Why North Korea’s pharmacies are unequipped to confront COVID-19

Private market actors are necessary for the DPRK’s drug distribution system to function, but supplies are highly limited

Why North Korea’s pharmacies are unequipped to confront COVID-19
Peter Ward
Peter Ward May 26, 2022
North Korea issues new propaganda posters in public campaign against COVID-19

North Korea issues new propaganda posters in public campaign against COVID-19

Posters feature masked workers, as state media again casts doubt on vaccines and demands vigilance against new variants

North Korea issues new propaganda posters in public campaign against COVID-19
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 25, 2022
North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery
NK PRO

North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery

Satellite imagery shows three Air Koryo cargo planes haven’t moved since returning from Shenyang last week

North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 25, 2022
Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID

Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID

Case and death numbers likely well below true total as country promotes alternative treatments over vaccines

Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer May 24, 2022
South Korean shot by DPRK soldiers officially declared dead after almost 2 years

South Korean shot by DPRK soldiers officially declared dead after almost 2 years

Family of victim plans to pursue criminal charges against former Moon government officials and Pyongyang

South Korean shot by DPRK soldiers officially declared dead after almost 2 years
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 24, 2022
Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime

Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime

Malnutrition and poor healthcare may cause more deaths than statistics show, but mainly among elderly and poor

Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 23, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery
NK PRO

Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery

Kim publicly announced major construction projects in North Korea should continue as millions battle omicron infection

Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 23, 2022
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