June 03, 2020

Swiss aid group granted sanctions exemption for COVID-19 work in North Korea: UN
Exemption is fourth related to coronavirus pandemic, despite DPRK's claims that it has no infections

The United Nations panel overseeing sanctions enforcement in North Korea will allow Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a foreign aid organization operated by the Swiss government, to bypass sanctions and bring supplies into the DPRK to "support ongoing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19," a note posted to a UN website said on Friday.

The sanctions exemptions are the fourth granted to a humanitarian organization for work related to the coronavirus pandemic.