July 09, 2020

COVID-19 prevention equipment to be delivered to North Korea this week: UNICEF
PPE set to be delivered by land through DPRK-China border, while UNICEF seeks additional $540,312 funding

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) expects to see Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shipped to North Korea this week by land from China, the UN agency told journalists on Tuesday, amid ongoing efforts by international organizations to help North Korea in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The news comes weeks after the report that UNICEF was requested by the North's Ministry of Public Health to provide "support for procurement of PPE" -- and that the agency is working with the WHO and other international organizations for such aid.