Climate: temperate, with rainfall concentrated in summer; long, bitter winters.
Terrain: mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; wide coastal plains in west, discontinuous in east.
Environment Issues: water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water; waterborne disease; deforestation; soil erosion and degradation
Government Type: dictatorship, single-party state; official state ideology of “Juche” or “national self-reliance.
URGENT is engaged in the following activities within North Korea:
- Church Planting
- Humanitarian Efforts
North Korea continues to be the most persecuted nation in the world. If discovered, Christians face imminent death or a grueling life inside a labor camp. If a Christ-follower has children, they can expect their children’s teachers to encourage them to report any suspicious, faith-based behavior they see at home. The government will go so far as to search for Christians who have fled the country so that they can be returned and dealt with. (Source: Open Doors)
- Pray for Christians living in silence to be encouraged in their faith and to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word.
- Pray for an end to this brutal government that keeps its people in fear and bondage.
- Pray for opportunities for the gospel message to be proclaimed and for physical needs to be met through covert methods.
- Security Tier: 1
- Religion: Buddhist
- Engagement Scale: 1
39.0392° N, 125.7625° E
(1=High to 50=Low)