The unexpected journey of yoghurt and cheese cultures

Thanks to the large travel group we were able to take with us not only medical consumables from Switzerland but also various bags of yoghurt and cheese cultures. Originally it was planned to hand over these cultures during our visit to the village of Samhun. For various reasons, this was not possible. With a heavy... Continue Reading →

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Even Numbers tell a Story

Between August and October of 2017 UNICEF and the statistical office of the DPRK conducted a survey on living conditions with thousands of North Koreans from different parts of the country. The published result is a multipage report with countless numbers. These dry numbers give us interesting insights into the changing life situation in North... Continue Reading →

Retrospection and Perspectives

It is with thankfulness that we look back on another year of partnering with the people of North Korea some of which we met personally when they came to Switzerland. From others we have heard through the reports of our partners telling us what they have been able to achieve with the finances they received... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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