North Korea News

South Korea Says North Korea Behind Computer Crash in March

North Korea was responsible for a cyberattack that shut down tens of thousands of computers and servers at South Korean broadcasters and banks last month, officials in Seoul said Wednesday, noting that an initial investigation pointed to a military-run spy …

North Korea Accepts Flood Aid From World Vision

North Korea has accepted a shipment of emergency aid from relief agency World Vision to help victims of floods that killed dozens of people and submerged large amounts of farmland. Twenty trucks carrying 500 tons of flour crossed the border …

Twin Typhoons Raise Fears in Disaster-Prone North Korea

Twin typhoons renewed fears of a humanitarian crisis in North Korea, where poor drainage, widespread deforestation and crumbling infrastructure can turn even a routine rainstorm into a catastrophic flood. Typhoon Bolaven struck the North on Tuesday and Wednesday, submerging houses …

North Korea Reports 31 More Deaths From Downpours

North Korea says dozens more people have been killed or reported missing because of heavy rainfall this week. The announcement Wednesday comes a day after U.N. staff visited storm-pounded areas to assess damage and investigate the needs of flood victims. …

UN Visits North Korea to See Flood-Damaged Areas

U.N. staff visited storm-pounded areas of North Korea on Tuesday, after heavy rain submerged buildings and rice paddies, cut off power and forced people to climb onto rooftops for safety. North Korea-based United Nations staff was visiting hard-hit South Phyongan …

North Korea: Typhoon-Fueled Floods Killed 88 This Month

North Korea says that heavy rain caused by a typhoon has killed nearly 90 people, destroyed thousands of homes and submerged a large amount of farmland. Seoul-based analyst Kwon Tae-jin says the flooding is expected to worsen North Korea’s chronic …

Red Cross: 29,000 Have Lost Homes in North Korea Floods

The Red Cross says over 29,000 people in North Korea have lost their homes from storms and flooding in the past three months. The International Federation of the Red Cross says it is working to provide emergency food supplies, water …

North Korea: Dozens Killed, Hurt, Missing in Heavy Rain

North Korea says dozens of people were killed, injured or missing after torrential rain pounded the country between late June and mid-July. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Monday that 8,000 people were displaced when floods destroyed nearly …