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June 27, 2019
Elementary school in North Korea

North Korea faces flight of burned out teachers

North Korean teachers are unable to continue teaching due to financial difficulties, a development that provides a peek into how North Korea’s poor economic...
Musan County, North Hamgyong Province

Massive international market plans for Musan cancelled following Hanoi summit failure

The North Korean authorities were planning to construct a massive “international market” in North Hamgyong Province earlier in the year, but the failure of...
Kumya Youth Coal Mine in North Korea

Poor infrastructure blamed for coal mine fatality in North Korea

Production has been halted at Namjon Mine, which is operated by South Pyongan Province’s Kaechon Mining Enterprise, following an incident in early April involving...

Chongjin factories releasing contaminated water into local streams

Contaminated water from factories in Chongjin is being released into local streams, according to sources in North Korea. “A water purification facility was constructed in...
Kim Jong Un visits an orphanage in Pyongyang in 2015

Child labor continues in North Korea’s state construction projects

North Koreans have long avoided being pulled into construction work in Samjiyon County due to the construction site’s poor working conditions. Recently, however, sources...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Hanoi for the second US-DRPK summit

North Korea reiterates refusal to give up nuclear weapons in domestic lectures

The North Korean authorities are criticizing the US and emphasizing the country’s unwillingness to abandon its nuclear weapons program in lectures referencing the recent...

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...
Vendors and customers at Rason Market in North Hamgyong Province

Rise of “nanny culture” in North Korea

Working mothers in North Korea are choosing to hire nannies rather than send their children to state child-care facilities, according to local sources. “Young women...
Pukchang Thermal Power Complex in South Pyongan Province

Electricity problems continue to plague North Korea

Residents in North Korea have endured chronic electricity shortages for decades, a direct result of government mismanagement of critical infrastructure. Following reports of decreased...
North Korean women at the customs office in Dandong in mid-February 2019

North Korean trader in China expresses concerns about his own precarious situation

North Korean workers in China facing visa denials or restrictions on their sojourn periods are being forced to return home, according to an affected...

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