North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with a white suit and black flat-top hair style, speaks at a conference table.

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Pyongyang has closed its borders, preventing aid groups from entering the country. Now, the regime’s ability to effectively respond to the disaster could be curtailed due to the absence of such organizations.   

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends an enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this image released Aug. 25, 2020.  


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