May 17, 2022

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Seoul approves three new requests to send nutrition-related aid to North Korea

South Korea has now greenlit 11 aid shipments this year, though delivery is unlikely due to DPRK’s border restrictions

South Korea has approved three new requests to send nutrition-related private humanitarian aid for North Korea this month, Seoul’s unification ministry said on Thursday.

The latest approvals mean the ministry has now greenlit a total of 11 such requests this year, though a ministry official told NK News that it is unlikely any approved aid items have made it to the DPRK amid the country’s continuing COVID-19 border restrictions and stalled inter-Korean relations.