February 21, 2024
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Seoul seeks probe of NGOs for sending school supplies and plants to North Korea

Unification ministry claims nonprofits sent aid without permission, as government cracks down on unauthorized exchanges

South Korea’s unification ministry has requested that the police investigate two nongovernmental organizations for sending school supplies and seedlings to North Korea without its permission.

According to a press statement by the ministry, the Korea Peace Foundation and the Global Sharing Love Association sent school supplies and seedlings to the DPRK in 2019 using funds from the Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education, a government office under the Ministry of Education.