September 1, 2017

Featured Image: Father Hammond at a treatment center in North Korea (Gerard Hammond)

Father Gerald Hammond in an 84 year old Catholic priest who comes from Philadelphia. He first went to North Korea in 1995 and has been helping with humanitarian efforts ever since. However, recent developments, specifically the detention and death of American tourist Otto Warmbier, have resulted in travel restrictions. These restrictions will bar American tourists from entering North Korea. Meanwhile, aid workers and journalists will have to receive a special passport for every trip that they make. This may prove to be troubling for aid workers like Hammond, who works with the Eugene Bell Foundation to treat tuberculosis in North Korea.

Other institutions will also be impacted by these restrictions. The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) has several teachers that are United States citizens. These professors are worried that they will not be able to go back to PUST and teach their stude...

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