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North Korea issues a weather alert for “extreme cold”

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Although North Korea has experienced extreme or unfavorable weather, much less is known about how this has affected its population.

The poorest provinces in the nation and those thought to be most vulnerable to climatic shocks are all in the north: Ryanggang, North Hamgyong, and South Hamgyong.

Outside of Pyongyang, the capital, electricity is rare, and households there use wood and dried plants to stay warm during the winter, according to NK News.

Additionally, it claims that many people simply wrap plastic wrap around their doors and windows for insulation.

A “large number” of people in the nation went missing late last year during yet another brutal cold snap, according to a December report from Radio Free Asia.

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