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May 22, 2019
Kim Jong Un at a military training in 2013

Smoking rates decline in North Korea

Laborers working on repairs at France’s Notre Dame cathedral have admitted to smoking on the job prior to the fire that destroyed parts of...
Market official on patrol in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

North Korean authorities raise market fees at Okjon Market

Market fees are levied on merchants for the use of market stalls in North Korea. Sources report that these fees have been raised at...

North Koreans in dark about potential South Korean humanitarian aid

Editor's Note: Following a report by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stating that 40% of North...
North Korean residents make rice-planting preparations

South Pyongan Province faces severe food security crisis

Following the recent publication of a UN report stating that North Korea’s food situation is critical and is set to worsen, sources in the...
North Korean vehicle in Dandong, China

North Korean trade officials in China grapple with sanctions

Business activities by North Korean trade officers are getting curtailed due to China’s active implementation of UN sanctions. For North Korean trade officers, the...
agricultural practices

Ready-to-eat lunch foods rising in popularity during farming season in North Korea

As North Korea welcomes the harvest season, residents are buying more and more ready-made side dishes and other foodstuffs at local markets to pack...
Gas stations on the outskirts of Pyongyang

Why are fuel prices falling in North Korea?

International oil prices have increased steadily since the start of the year, but fuel prices in North Korea are currently falling as strong international...

North Korean government responsible for food shortages

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) recently expressed concerns that North Korea is facing its most severe food...
Sakju County in North Pyongan Province, North Korea

Overworked and underfed, multiple internees die at prison camp in North Korea

Forced labor, malnutrition, and other serious human rights violations have led to a string of deaths at the No. 12 Correctional Labor Camp in...
North Korean women workers at the customs office in Dandong

North Korean workers use visa fraud to stay in China

With just eight months remaining until the deadline for North Korean laborers to return to their country arrives as stipulated by UN Security Council...

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