December 05, 2023

South Korean government approves $8 million aid package to North Korea

Cash to go towards WFP and UNICEF, will be drawn from Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund (IKCF)

The South Korean government on Wednesday passed a bill approving $8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea via UN agencies, the Ministry of Unification (MOU) announced.

The bill was reviewed and passed at the 305th meeting of the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council held over the last few days, the MOU said, with the funds set to be drawn from the Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund (IKCF) and sent to the World Food Program (WFP) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)