August 05, 2021

ICRC granted UN exemption to deliver health, water project supplies to North Korea

International Committee of the Red Cross says DPRK capacity in these areas "remained precarious"

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is set to deliver a range of humanitarian goods to North Korea after receiving an exemption from the UN Security Council (UNSC) committee in charge of sanctions for North Korea last week.

Thousands of items approved on June 11 for delivery will contribute to ICRC projects in “physical rehabilitation, support to health care, peri-urban water supply, and support to the DPRK Red Cross Society emergency response,” according to the UN 1718 Committee.