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Date : January 26, 2021
People with relatives overseas allowed to write letters for help
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North Korea allows some people with relatives overseas to write letters asking for help

As North Koreans continue to suffer from growing economic difficulties due to COVID-19, North Korean authorities have informed people they may ask for help from relatives living overseas, Daily NK has learned. 

A source in Yanggang Province told Daily NK yesterday that with the lives of the people growing ever more difficult “in the wake of the border closure due to the infectious disease [COVID-19],” the government instructed citizens with family overseas that “they may write letters to relatives in foreign countries that mention their difficulties.”

According to the source, given the difficult circumstances faced by people in both the Sino-North Korean border region and the interior of the country, the Ministry of State Security has been ordered to “quietly” find people with relatives overseas.

While informing the relevant citizens of the government order that they may write letters to their relatives overseas, ministry officials have also reportedly been giving them concrete instructions as to the appropriate scope of the correspondence. ......

[Source: Daily NK]


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