July 30, 2021

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases

North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases

DPRK claims to have tested a total of 33,889 people, as state media continues to emphasize virus prevention measures

North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 27, 2021
Blistering summer heat wave is killing North Korean crops: state media

Blistering summer heat wave is killing North Korean crops: state media

Official newspaper reports second-lowest rainfall total ever as drought threatens to aggravate ongoing ‘food crisis’

Blistering summer heat wave is killing North Korean crops: state media
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 26, 2021
India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

International community in Pyongyang continues to dwindle as only handful of embassies remain operational

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 26, 2021
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

The state views mental illness as an ideological problem, and North Koreans lack access to therapy and medical treatment

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley July 25, 2021
Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Event set to glorify self-proclaimed victory over U.S.-led imperialism in Korean War amid tough domestic COVID measures

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 25, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
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No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world

Circumstances in the DPRK are dire, and lack of new arrivals cuts off key information source

No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 22, 2021
Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
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Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Poor infrastructure is a potential obstacle to humanitarian work, but the country's people could contribute in a crisis

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
Working with the disabled in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 192

Working with the disabled in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 192

Carla Vitantonio discusses her work fighting for the rights of North Koreans with physical and intellectual disabilities

Working with the disabled in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 192
NK News
NK News July 21, 2021
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