September 23, 2020

UN approves five sanctions exemptions for humanitarian aid to North Korea

Approval sees return of Médecins Sans Frontières to DPRK after four-year hiatus

Five additional approvals for humanitarian projects in North Korea were granted earlier this week by a UN sanctions committee, allowing aid and equipment into the country to help treat chronic health and nutrition problems in the country.

The organizations receiving six-month approvals beginning on March 12 are French NGO Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH), Canadian NGO First Steps Health Society (FSHS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).