A View over the River

The plan to monitor the transport of relief supplies ended at the Yalu, the border river between China and North Korea. We assume that the container with the proven baby food has reached its goal, the area around Yonsa. Unfortunately, we cannot witness the distribution: After quite some back and forth, we were not given... Continue Reading →

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Emergency Aid after the Flood Disaster

In late August the typhoon “Lionrock” arrived in the mountains of North Korea. It rained heavily for three days causing all streams to flood and destroy everything in the area. The flooding along the Tumen River, the river bordering China, washed away whole settlements. North Korea mobilized thousands of soldiers to clear railroad tracks and... Continue Reading →

Freedom in planting Decisions

In the meantime things have changed in North Korean agriculture: In the last two years the co-operative farms in Korea were given more responsibility and freedom in their planting decisions. This is a challenge, as so far it was the state that decided what would be cultivated where. In return, the produce was bought at... Continue Reading →

Sharing Memories During 20-Year Celebration

In April a colourful mix of farmers, experts, sponsors, and deputies of the North Korean Embassy celebrated 20 years of successful collaboration between North Koreans and Swiss in the assembly room of the Reformed Church in Zweisimmen. »Yun was just a good man. We could only communicate with a few words, but we got along... Continue Reading →

Help for Self-help

In 1995 the North Korean UN ambassador turned to Agape international with the following request: “You are Christians, come and help us!” This request has grown into a multifaceted 20-year partnership that has shaped and changed both sides. So this year we are looking back on our cooperation with North Korea and want to celebrate... Continue Reading →

Editorial

Dear readers, I am reading about the 20-year history of the North Korea Project, as we want to celebrate the cooperation between Agape international and North Korea this year in April and August with a thanksgiving and remembrance celebration. While reading about the past of this project I am amazed at how many people have... Continue Reading →

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