Significant loss of livestock in North Korea

Significant loss of livestock in North Korea

Continued heatwaves and minimal rainfall have led to significant loss of livestock in North Korea this summer. The worst affected are South and North Hamgyong provinces and North and South Hwanghae. As of late July, more than 100 000 heads of livestock have died in…

Extremely heavy rains hit North Korea

Extremely heavy rains hit North Korea

Extremely heavy rains hit parts of coastal northeastern North Korea from August 1 to 3, 2021, resulting in widespread damage to homes, infrastructure, and agricultural fields. According to North Korea's state broadcaster, heavy rains affecting the country's…

North Korea suffered worst natural disasters in Asia in 2019, new report shows

North Korea suffered worst natural disasters in Asia in 2019, new report shows

North Korea suffered the worst natural disasters in Asia in 2019, a new report shows. The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) stated that 4 out of 10 North Koreans were affected by disasters during that year, which was the worst ratio in all of the continent. In…

Typhoon “Maysak” makes landfall near Busan, South Korea

Typhoon “Maysak” makes landfall near Busan, South Korea

At least one person died and more than 2 000 were displaced as powerful Typhoon "Maysak" hit South Korea, authorities said Thursday, September 3, 2020. The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h (105 mph) at the time of landfall, knocking down…

Typhoon “Bavi” makes landfall over North Pyongan Province, North Korea

Typhoon “Bavi” makes landfall over North Pyongan Province, North Korea

Typhoon "Bavi" made landfall over the coast of North Pyongan Province in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on August 27, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 120 km/h (75 mph). Bavi is the strongest storm to hit the Korean Peninsula…