February 22, 2024

U.S. to ease humanitarian-related travel, shipments to North Korea

Washington shifts gears to ease private delivery of aid DPRK

The U.S. government has revised its policy on humanitarian engagement towards North Korea and will work to better facilitate the flow of private individuals and aid to the country, multiple people engaged in discussions with the U.S. Department of State told NK News on Thursday.

Individuals representing American and international NGOs, the United Nations, and U.S. government departments attended a meeting with U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Wednesday in Washington D.C. to discuss a review of policy announced late last year.