February 24, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Number of North Korean defectors to South at lowest in nearly two decades: MOU

Number of North Korean defectors to South at lowest in nearly two decades: MOU

Overall downward trend since 2009 continues, though male defector numbers higher than in recent years

Number of North Korean defectors to South at lowest in nearly two decades: MOU
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 20, 2020
Brazil sent $2 million worth of corn to North Korea in October, November: data
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Brazil sent $2 million worth of corn to North Korea in October, November: data

Aid groups describe food insecurity in North Korea, but Kim Jong Un recently spoke of "unprecedented" harvest in 2019

Brazil sent $2 million worth of corn to North Korea in October, November: data
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer January 17, 2020
Kim Jong Un’s claims of a “bumper harvest” in North Korea: what the data shows
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Kim Jong Un’s claims of a “bumper harvest” in North Korea: what the data shows

Market data indicates food prices remain low and stable, could support DPRK leadership's claims

Kim Jong Un’s claims of a “bumper harvest” in North Korea: what the data shows
Peter Ward
Peter Ward January 17, 2020
Almost three years on, Trump’s travel ban has hit North Korean refugees hard

Almost three years on, Trump’s travel ban has hit North Korean refugees hard

The Trump administration's "extreme vetting" has made it difficult for escapees seeking a new life in the U.S.

Almost three years on, Trump’s travel ban has hit North Korean refugees hard
Andrea Valentino
Andrea Valentino January 14, 2020
UN approves sanctions exemptions for MSF, Swiss Humanitarian Aid in North Korea
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UN approves sanctions exemptions for MSF, Swiss Humanitarian Aid in North Korea

Médecins Sans Frontières and Swiss Humanitarian Aid are first aid groups to receive UN sanctions exemptions in new year

UN approves sanctions exemptions for MSF, Swiss Humanitarian Aid in North Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer January 10, 2020
Despite impasse, MOU approved over 600 inter-Korean contacts in 2019

Despite impasse, MOU approved over 600 inter-Korean contacts in 2019

2019 contact data only around 15% lower than 2018

Despite impasse, MOU approved over 600 inter-Korean contacts in 2019
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 9, 2020
Ask a North Korean: what does the leader’s New Year’s speech mean to you?

Ask a North Korean: what does the leader’s New Year’s speech mean to you?

"No North Korean is looking forward to the New Year’s speech"

Ask a North Korean: what does the leader’s New Year’s speech mean to you?
In-hua Kim | Tae-il Shim January 3, 2020
North Korea in December 2019: a month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in December 2019: a month in review and what’s ahead

NK Pro has conducted an in-depth analytic review of news on the peninsula for the period between December 1 and 31

North Korea in December 2019: a month in review and what’s ahead
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NK Pro January 1, 2020
Chinese grain exports to North Korea drop again in November: data
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Chinese grain exports to North Korea drop again in November: data

An estimated 40 percent of the DPRK population remains in "urgent need" of food assistance, according to the UN

Chinese grain exports to North Korea drop again in November: data
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer December 27, 2019
New app offers North Koreans quick access to country’s laws and regulations

New app offers North Koreans quick access to country’s laws and regulations

"Duty" 2.0 unveiling overlaps with 47th anniversary of the promulgation of the DPRK's 1972 constitution

New app offers North Koreans quick access to country’s laws and regulations
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham December 27, 2019