▲ A weary young woman struggling with the construction of a levee.
A Daily NK source recently passed on these images of the Sino-North Korean border region collected during the month of May.
While many areas of North Korea have been battling drought, there have also been downpours in some areas, and this has brought the threat of flooding to the Yalu River.
Pictures of everyday life and the scenery around Hyesan, one of the most affected regions, were captured on camera. Uniformed border guards were captured on camera collecting rocks to use to build dikes, while local women were photographed doing their laundry in the river.
▲ Border guards along the banks of the Yalu River collect rocks to use to build a levee to withstand potential flooding.
▲ North Koreans doing laundry in a Yalu River swollen by recent rainfall.
▲ One ageing apartment just across the Sino-North Korean border in Hyesan.
▲ A man using a cattle cart to draw water from the Yalu River.