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UNICEF received second sanctions exemption for North Korea work in April: UN

Sanctions committee greenlit delivery of $5.7 million in medical equipment to DPRK, website reveals

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was in April granted a humanitarian exemption from international sanctions allowing the transfer of items including high-tech medical equipment and computers to North Korea, the website of the Security Council's 1719 committee revealed this week.

Much of the equipment will go towards UNICEF’s work in the DPRK on the health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program, which aims to deliver safe water to communities and provide “effective treatment” for hospitalized people -- in particular to malnourished children and mothers.