January 21, 2022

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Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power

Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power

Hearsay and misinformation on North Korea routinely circulates as news, warping perception of the country

Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 31, 2021
Trouble a-brewin’: Overlooked North Korea developments set to boil over in 2022

Trouble a-brewin’: Overlooked North Korea developments set to boil over in 2022

Missile launches stole spotlight, but nuclear reactor restart, food problems and other issues don’t bode well for future

Trouble a-brewin’: Overlooked North Korea developments set to boil over in 2022
James Fretwell
James Fretwell December 31, 2021
Humanitarian aid for North Korea dwindles to lowest level on record: Data

Humanitarian aid for North Korea dwindles to lowest level on record: Data

Donors have committed just $15.4 million in 2021 as DPRK’s COVID isolation impedes efforts to help the most vulnerable

Humanitarian aid for North Korea dwindles to lowest level on record: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 31, 2021
Seoul approves three new requests to send nutrition-related aid to North Korea

Seoul approves three new requests to send nutrition-related aid to North Korea

South Korea has now greenlit 11 aid shipments this year, though delivery is unlikely due to DPRK’s border restrictions

Seoul approves three new requests to send nutrition-related aid to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 30, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?

Travel restrictions mostly rule out leisure camping, but there are other ways people spend time in the great outdoors

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley December 30, 2021
A diplomat’s life: Parting advice for those going to work in North Korea

A diplomat’s life: Parting advice for those going to work in North Korea

Foreigners must learn to accept the political system but remain critical, while caring for their own mental health

A diplomat’s life: Parting advice for those going to work in North Korea
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby December 29, 2021
3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return

3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return

Christmas marks tragic milestone since Kim Jong-uk’s arrest, with at least six South Koreans still detained in the DPRK

3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 27, 2021
Christmas in Pyongyang: How devout tourists can worship in North Korea

Christmas in Pyongyang: How devout tourists can worship in North Korea

Visitors are not banned from attending church services or carrying a Bible, but proselytizing is strictly off-limits

Christmas in Pyongyang: How devout tourists can worship in North Korea
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson December 27, 2021
North Korea creates new foodstuff ministry as it hastens to address food crisis
NK PRO

North Korea creates new foodstuff ministry as it hastens to address food crisis

Evidence suggests DPRK may have reorganized ministries last year to deal with consequences of COVID border restrictions

North Korea creates new foodstuff ministry as it hastens to address food crisis
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser December 27, 2021
Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos

Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos

Heavy snow transforms the country into a scenic winter wonderland, but freezing temperatures also bring new hardships

Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos
NK News
NK News December 25, 2021
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