April 24, 2024

North Korea keeps door shut to aid groups despite opening for Russian tourists

UNICEF and Red Cross say they don’t yet known when they can return but are pushing to deliver much-needed assistance

North Korea continues to keep its doors shut to foreign aid workers despite the efforts of humanitarian groups to return to deliver much-needed humanitarian assistance, multiple international organizations have told NK News.

Pyongyang’s stonewalling has persisted despite the fact that the DPRK has eased pandemic border controls to allow Russian tourists and Chinese trade delegations to enter the country in recent weeks.

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