Can aid workers in North Korea help improve local human rights? | NK News
July 20, 2024
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Can aid workers in North Korea help improve local human rights?

The complex demands of humanitarian protection are even more complex when in the DPRK

The most common examples of humanitarian aid include deliveries of food aid, relief supplies, nutritional supplements, and medicines, as well as the dispatching of healthcare workers, disaster risk reduction experts, and others with knowledge that can help communities heal while building capacity.

But less tangible facets of humanitarian aid exist as well, and humanitarian protection is an example of this. Referred to sometimes simply as "protection", it involves actions that aim to ensure that a population's human rights are respected.

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