September 27, 2022

North Korea keeps aid groups in the dark about its COVID vaccine campaign

Gavi and UNICEF say they have yet to receive requests for doses since DPRK suddenly announced it will start jabs

Major international aid organizations say they have yet to receive any requests from North Korea for COVID-19 vaccines, after Kim Jong Un announced last week that the country will finally begin inoculating its people.

The global vaccine alliance Gavi and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) both told NK News they have yet to hear from Pyongyang about COVID-19 vaccine deliveries, as it remains unclear where the DPRK will get enough doses for its population of around 25 million.