January 18, 2022

Red Cross allocates $1.2 million to help North Korea combat COVID-19

Organization reports it has spent $760,000 so far, as it faces challenges sending items to DPRK due to border controls

The International Red Cross (IFRC) has allocated around $1.2 million (1.1m Swiss francs) to help North Korea combat COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic through June 2022, the organization has said in a new report.

The IFRC said it has spent nearly $760,000 (699,000 Swiss francs) as of September since Jan. 31 last year to support anti-pandemic activities in North Korea, with the largest portion spent on health-related operations.