The Plight of Semi-basement Residents: South Korea

Asia Insight

28m 00s
Broadcast on November 11, 2022 Available until November 11, 2023

In August 2022, torrential rains damaged homes across South Korea, with those living in semi-basement homes hit especially hard. In response, the Seoul government announced that to preserve safety, semi-basements would be eliminated, but they have yet to provide any effective alternatives. Additionally, low-income residents of the city find themselves unable to move due to rising rent. In this episode, we follow the plight of Seoul's semi-basement residents.

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