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IFRC wins sanctions exemption for North Korea coronavirus prevention work

IFRC wins sanctions exemption for North Korea coronavirus prevention work

Red Cross to send 10,000 test kits, 10,000 pairs of gloves, and 4,000 masks to DPRK, letter shows

IFRC wins sanctions exemption for North Korea coronavirus prevention work
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 23, 2020
Ask a North Korean: what is the healthcare system in the DPRK really like?

Ask a North Korean: what is the healthcare system in the DPRK really like?

"How much money a patient has determines whether they live or die"

Ask a North Korean: what is the healthcare system in the DPRK really like?
Tae-il Shim February 21, 2020
North Korea calls off upcoming Pyongyang marathon amid coronavirus fears

North Korea calls off upcoming Pyongyang marathon amid coronavirus fears

Annual event was set to go ahead on April 12

North Korea calls off upcoming Pyongyang marathon amid coronavirus fears
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 21, 2020
Amid North Korea coronavirus shutdown, ambassador says diplomatic work on hold

Amid North Korea coronavirus shutdown, ambassador says diplomatic work on hold

DPRK has been "completely isolated," Russia's top in-country diplomat writes

Amid North Korea coronavirus shutdown, ambassador says diplomatic work on hold
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 21, 2020
Why the DPRK’s subpar healthcare system may be its biggest threat to the region
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Why the DPRK’s subpar healthcare system may be its biggest threat to the region

North Korean unpreparedness to deal with a pandemic could undermine regime rule and create internal instability

Why the DPRK’s subpar healthcare system may be its biggest threat to the region
Kevin Shepard
Kevin Shepard February 20, 2020
United Nations still absent working banking channel to North Korea
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United Nations still absent working banking channel to North Korea

Last time UN was able to remit cash to agencies working in DPRK was 2018

United Nations still absent working banking channel to North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 20, 2020
Former North Korean diplomat vows to improve protection for defectors if elected

Former North Korean diplomat vows to improve protection for defectors if elected

Thae Yong-ho set to stand for election in April's South Korean legislative elections

Former North Korean diplomat vows to improve protection for defectors if elected
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 19, 2020
China exported $50 million in medical supplies to North Korea in 2019: data

China exported $50 million in medical supplies to North Korea in 2019: data

As Beijing pushed for an end to sanctions, it was also sending millions of medical supplies to DPRK

China exported $50 million in medical supplies to North Korea in 2019: data
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer February 19, 2020
North Korea, WHO to meet in Geneva to discuss coronavirus prevention

North Korea, WHO to meet in Geneva to discuss coronavirus prevention

North Korea also asked for medical supplies and personal protective equipment, says UNICEF

North Korea, WHO to meet in Geneva to discuss coronavirus prevention
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 18, 2020
Average monthly income of North Korean defectors hit record high in 2019: MOU

Average monthly income of North Korean defectors hit record high in 2019: MOU

New data reveals continued gap between escapees and the wider South Korean public, however

Average monthly income of North Korean defectors hit record high in 2019: MOU
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 18, 2020