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:
Access to ministry in North Korea is greater than commonly perceived. Foreign NGOs, both Korean and Western, are on site through aid and development projects. Strict limitations on ministry are in place, but the very presence of believers and the testimony of loving generosity can make a difference in many lives. There are possibly hundreds of Christians in North Korea in this capacity.
Pray for Almighty God to deliver a nation long-enslaved by a brutal regime.
Pray for the Church to persevere and multiply amid horrific persecution.
Pray for Truth to reign and liberate the nation from the regime’s indoctrination and lies.