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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...

August 20, 2021

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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...

August 06, 2021

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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...

January 26, 2021

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North Korea calls for prompt recovery after Typhoon "Maysak" leaves a trail of destruction

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called for prompt efforts to rebuild thousands of houses and structures destroyed during Typhoon "Maysak," which struck the nation's eastern region last week. Almost 60 bridges were washed away, more than 2 000 houses...

September 13, 2020

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Typhoon "Haishen" hits Japan with record gusts, makes landfall in Ulsan, South Korea

Typhoon "Haishen" lashed Japan on September 5 and 6, 2020, before making landfall in Ulsan, South Korea at around 00:00 UTC on Monday, September 7 as a Category 2 hurricane equivalent. At least 3 people have been killed, 1 in Japan and 2 in South Korea....

September 07, 2020

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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...

September 03, 2020

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Maysak becomes strongest typhoon of the year, heads toward South Korea after lashing Okinawa

Typhoon "Maysak" became the strongest typhoon of the year on August 31, 2020, with its eye passing very close to Kume Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The storm is moving towards the Korean Peninsula, with landfall expected near Busan, South Korea on...

September 01, 2020

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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...

August 27, 2020

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Longest monsoon in 33 years batters Korean Peninsula, leaving scores dead and 7 000 homeless

Flooding and landslides due to prolonged monsoon continue to wreak havoc across the Korean Peninsula, prompting almost 7 000 people to evacuate and leaving at least 42 dead or missing in the South as of August 9, 2020. The rainy season has been lashing the country...

August 12, 2020

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Typhoon "Lingling" killed 8 in North Korea, destroyed 460 houses and 46 200 ha (114 162 acres) of farmland

Typhoon "Lingling" has passed over the Korean Peninsula from September 6 to September 7, 2019, killing at least 8 people in North Korea and 3 in South Korea. North Korean media encouraged citizens to mobilize over the weekend. Emergency responses have...

September 10, 2019

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Powerful Typhoon "Lingling" hits the Korean Peninsula, results in at least 3 fatalities and power disruptions

Typhoon "Lingling", one of the most intense storms to hit South Korea, hit Jeju island and passed along the country's coast on September 7, 2019, causing power disruptions and killing at least three people. The quick-moving storm headed towards North...

September 08, 2019

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Typhoon "Lingling" heading toward North Korea, landfall expected September 7

Typhoon "Lingling," known as Liwayway in the Philippines, formed September 1 in the Western Pacific Ocean as the 14th named tropical storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is now closing in on the Korean Peninsula with the landfall expected in...

September 06, 2019

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Hunger warning after early drought hits DPRK, 10.1 million in need of urgent food assistance

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) warns early seasonal drought in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) could exacerbate hunger, malnutrition and health problems for thousands of children, pregnant and...

May 13, 2019

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151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after 'unprecedented' drought

76 people have been killed and 75 others remain missing after extremely heavy rains hit parts of North Korea at the end of August 2018. Major flooding continued into September. It came after 'unprecedented' drought hit the country in July and August, forcing...

September 05, 2018

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North Korea's heatwave described as unprecedented natural disaster

The North Korean government has called on its people to wage an 'all-out battle' against a record heatwave as the country’s already fragile crops face drought and the authorities struggle to respond. The heatwave is expected to last throughout August....

August 06, 2018

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Severe flooding in North Korea creates another 23 000 homeless - 5 year climate change forecast

Heavy rains that started on July 10, 2013 have caused severe flooding in parts of central North Korea claiming lives of 5 people and leaving more than 23 000 homeless. KCNA reported that up to 413 mm of rain battered Tongsin country over three days until late Sunday,

July 23, 2013

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North Koreans in desperate need of food after floods - more than 63 000 people left homeless

The downpours have been rolling over the impoverished country for more than a week, sweeping away crops and destroying buildings, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in reports over the weekend.Heavy rain across large swathes of North Korea has

August 05, 2012