March 23, 2023

UN drops North Korea from key aid report after dwindled access to the country

The report names countries that desperately need aid in 2021, amid the “deepest global recession since the 1930s”

The United Nations dropped North Korea from its 2021 humanitarian response plan after facing troubles with the country’s COVID-19 protective measures this year.

Earlier this week, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published its latest Global Humanitarian Overview report, which lists countries in need and includes corresponding response plans. In the report, the U.N. vows to help 160 million people worldwide as the globe struggles with “the deepest global recession since the 1930s.”