UNICEF receives exemption to send North Korea equipment for ‘routine’ vaccines | NK News
June 13, 2024
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UNICEF receives exemption to send North Korea equipment for ‘routine’ vaccines

Agency will have one year to deliver walk-in cold rooms used to store vaccines against childhood disease

The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received a sanctions exemption to ship vaccine storage equipment to North Korea, the U.N. website revealed on Friday, though the equipment is not designated for COVID-19 vaccines.

Under the exemption, UNICEF will have one year to ship three “walk-in cold rooms” and a “remote temperature monitoring device” worth a combined $102,117, according to a letter from the U.N. Security Council 1718 committee overseeing North Korea sanctions.

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