May 24, 2024

UN humanitarian envoy appeals for funding as N. Korea visit comes to an end

Mark Lowcock reports "lots of progress," says access improving

A top United Nations representative on Wednesday repeated appeals for donations in order to carry out assistance to North Korea.

Speaking at a press conference in Pyongyang, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said funding was the greatest obstacle his organization faces in assisting North Korea.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.