September 27, 2023

UN humanitarian aid for North Korea plummets to record low of $1.7 million

Member states' financial commitments in 2022 decline nearly 90% from the year before, UN data shows

U.N. humanitarian funding for North Korea nosedived to just US$1.7 million in 2022, a nearly 90% on-year drop that continues a rapid decline during the pandemic, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) records show.

According to OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service, the record-low commitment by U.N. member states marks a whopping 98.5% decline from the $118 million donated 10 years ago.