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DPR Korea

Why are we There?

  • Natural disaster
  • Healthcare exclusion

Our Work


  • Negotiations are underway to establish new medical projects in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
  • In June 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières completed a project in Anju district, South Pyongan province, aimed at increasing the capacity of medical services for the local population, primarily through staff training and donations of drugs and supplies.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières also supplied the medical equipment and drugs related to training topics, along with food for patients, caregivers and staff.
  • The team visited the county hospital in Sukchon in South Pyongan and Kim Man Yu hospital in Pyongyang and was negotiating with the government at year end to launch further programmes. 


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Médecins Sans Frontières first worked in the country in 1995 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 3 members of staff in DPR Korea.