DPRK: Humanitarian needs in the context of COVID-19
The humanitarian crisis in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is protracted and multifaceted. The harsh climate, natural disasters, and governmental policies that have shown limited sustainability contribute to chronic food insecurity. Media outlets regularly report on the DPRK’s nuclear programme and the tensions in the Korean Peninsula, but the complex crisis within the country is underreported compared to other crises around the globe. Authorities’ restrictions on the flow of direct information limit public awareness and understanding of the challenges North Koreans face.