April 23, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kimha county facilities apparently offer glimpse of modernization efforts leader said he wants throughout North Korea

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 8, 2024
How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328
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How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328

The NK News team talks back and forth between Russia and ROK, the DPRK’s expanded coastal fencing and a new luxury mall

How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 7, 2024
North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows
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North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows

Analysis is in line with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that the country overcame food shortages last year

North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Shreyas Reddy February 7, 2024
Russian envoy to DPRK predicts ‘breakthrough’ in two sides’ relations in 2024

Russian envoy to DPRK predicts ‘breakthrough’ in two sides’ relations in 2024

Alexander Matsegora told Russian state media Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin will sign agreement on mutual trips

Russian envoy to DPRK predicts ‘breakthrough’ in two sides’ relations in 2024
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 7, 2024
Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

The measure aims to bring closure to families in the DPRK as soured ties leave little room for cooperation on the issue

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 7, 2024
Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?

Services have cropped up for transferring money and making payments, but distrust in banks poses obstacles to their use

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?
Rose February 6, 2024
North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built
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North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built

Kim Jong Un ordered construction of 200 light industry factories over next decade to address DPRK’s underdevelopment

North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 6, 2024
North Korean clinics lack medicine and knowhow to treat childhood disease: UN

North Korean clinics lack medicine and knowhow to treat childhood disease: UN

Extent of humanitarian crisis in DPRK may be unknown without staff on ground, but UNICEF reports vaccine progress

North Korean clinics lack medicine and knowhow to treat childhood disease: UN
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 5, 2024
Over 1,000 North Koreans visited Russia in 2023 marking five-fold increase

Over 1,000 North Koreans visited Russia in 2023 marking five-fold increase

Similar number of Russians entered North Korea, data shows, however figures remain well below pre-pandemic level

Over 1,000 North Koreans visited Russia in 2023 marking five-fold increase
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 5, 2024
Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow

Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow

South Korea slams Russian support for Pyongyang while Kremlin cries foul over ROK-US cooperation

Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 5, 2024
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