September 26, 2020

U.S. NGO granted sanctions exemption for work with disabled North Korean children

Ignis community plans to import materials for new Spine and Rehabilitation Centre in Pyongyang

A U.S.-based Christian NGO was earlier in the month granted an exemption from international sanctions against North Korea, in a move aimed at facilitating the group's work with children suffering from developmental disabilities.

The exemption, reported in a letter from the United Nations 1718 Sanctions Committee dated September 5, sees Ignis community granted permission to bring materials into the DPRK to be used in completing the construction of the Pyongyang Spine and Rehabilitation Centre (PYSRC).