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A humanitarian and developmental aid organization serving North Korea in the name of Christ through the support of TB/hepatitis hospitals and rest homes. To find out more about CFK, visit our website at cfk@cfk.org, and you can donate online at donate.cfk.org.
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Environment
In recent years, North Korea has worked to combat negative effects of climate change, such as environmental degradation, deforestation, and agricultural decline.1 Other consequences of climate change include food scarcity, water and energy scarcity, the rising sea level, and other extreme weather events. The North Korean government has worked cooperatively with other signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to form a response plan to climate change.2 Currently, North Korea is facing environmental strife. The landscapes are barren and there is no wildlife.3 North Korea's forests have been reduced in recent years by at least 17%.4 The Red Cross Society in North Korea is the only non-governmental agency auxiliary to the government.5 The agency provides much needed disaster management expertise to the ...See More country. It also tries its best to provide prevention training and preparation, as well as mitigation, after disasters. Officers work at the community level and help to strengthen the physical infrastructure of cities and villages.6 Show Less

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1http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/20/north-korea-unlikely-champion-fight-against-climate-change
2 Ibid
3 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/nature/inside-north-koreas-environmental-collapse/
4 Ibid
5http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/disasters/resources/reducing-risks/201300-North-Korea-Case-Study.pdf
6 Ibid
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North Korea News

KTLA 
Specific intelligence indicators now show that North Korea is ready for its sixth underground nuclear test at any time, two US officials told CNN on Friday. Recent satellite imagery indicates a potentially significant change at the Punggye-ri test site ... See more..
USA TODAY 
TOKYO - International sanctions on North Korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a United Nations-led report. The report issued this week by the U.N.'s senior resident official in Pyongyang said sanctions are ... See more..
The Verge 
On the morning of March 6th, local time, at least four missiles were prepped for launch in North Korea. The missiles were transported to a field, and hefted upright in truck-mounted canisters. Lined up in a row against a backdrop of mountains, the ... See more..
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Voice of America 
The United States announced sanctions Friday on 30 foreign individuals or companies that aided Iran or North Korea in the countries' ballistic missile programs. In a statement released Friday, the State Department said it had sanctioned 11 companies or ... See more..
CBS Miami 
NEW YORK (CBSMiami) — North Korea may have played a role in one of the biggest bank heists of all time. The cyber theft happened last February. Thieves possibly linked to North Korea stole $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the Federal Reserve ... See more..
Esquire.com 
It is not really North Korea's nuclear weapon program that worries me. They have already demonstrated the ability use a chemical nerve agent that kills in minutes. Is there really all that much difference between being killed in minutes by a nerve ... See more..
Channel NewsAsia 
FILE PHOTO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pictured at the Headquarters of Large Combined Unit 966 of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 1 ... See more..
Newsweek 
The threat posed by North Korean projectiles to the U.S. has increased due to multiple missile tests conducted by Pyongyang over the weekend, according to a senior U.S. Air Force commander. Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, the commander of the ... See more..
BBC News 
North Korea's test of a rocket engine last weekend was accompanied by the usual state media propaganda - but one image of its leader celebrating stood out in particular. What is the likely explanation? The engine test was claimed to be a success, a ... See more..
SpaceNews 
WASHINGTON — Speaking the day after a North Korean missile exploded within seconds of launch, U.S. Strategic Command's second-in-command said March 23 that the reclusive nation still poses a security challenge, but one that the space domain can ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea
Area

Total 120,538 sq km
Land 120,408 sq km
Water 130 sq km

Climate

temperate with rainfall concentrated in summer ;
Natural Resources

coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

late spring droughts often followed by severe flooding; occasional typhoons during the early fall

volcanism: Changbaishan (elev. 2,744 m) (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu or P'aektu-san), on the Chinese border, is considered historically active Changbaishan (elev. 2,744 m) (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu or P'aektu-san), on the Chinese border, is considered historically active ;
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water; waterborne disease; deforestation; soil erosion and degradation ;

Demographics

Nationality
Korean
Population
24,720,407 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

North Korea, one of the world's most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment, shortages of spare parts, and poor maintenance. Large-scale military spending draws off resources needed for investment and civilian consumption. Industrial and power output have stagnated for years at a fraction of pre-1990 levels. Frequent weather-related crop failures aggravated chronic food shortages caused by on-going systemic problems, including a lack of arable land, collective farming practices, poor soil quality, insufficient fertilization, and persistent shortages of tractors and fuel. Large-scale international ...See More food aid deliveries as well as aid from China has allowed the people of North Korea to escape widespread starvation since famine threatened in 1995, but the population continues to suffer from prolonged malnutrition and poor living conditions. Since 2002, the government has allowed private "farmers' markets" to begin selling a wider range of goods. It also permitted some private farming - on an experimental basis - in an effort to boost agricultural output. In December 2009, North Korea carried out a redenomination of its currency, capping the amount of North Korean won that could be exchanged for the new notes, and limiting the exchange to a one-week window. A concurrent crackdown on markets and foreign currency use yielded severe shortages and inflation, forcing Pyongyang to ease the restrictions by February 2010. In response to the sinking of the South Korean destroyer Cheonan and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea's government cut off most aid, trade, and bilateral cooperation activities, with the exception of operations at the Kaesong Industrial Complex. In 2012, KIM Jong Un's first year of leadership, the North displayed increased focus on the economy by renewing its commitment to special economic zones with China, negotiating a new payment structure to settle its $11 billion Soviet-era debt to Russia, and purportedly proposing new agricultural and industrial policies to boost domestic production. The North Korean government often highlights its goal of becoming a "strong and prosperous" nation and attracting foreign investment, a key factor for improving the overall standard of living. Nevertheless, firm political control remains the government's overriding concern, which likely will inhibit fundamental reforms of North Korea's current economic system. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$40 billion (2011 est.); $40 billion (2010 est.); $40 billion (2009 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, corn, potatoes, soybeans, pulses; cattle, pigs, pork, eggs
Industries

military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals), metallurgy; textiles, food processing; tourism