April 24, 2024

US eases restrictions on humanitarian and journalism activities in North Korea

Experts welcomed move which means NGOs can more easily conduct educational programs and peacebuilding efforts in DPRK

The U.S. will significantly ease sanctions regulations on humanitarian and journalistic activities in North Korea, a decision one expert lauded as a welcome move.  

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced Thursday that U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) will now be able to conduct a wide array of humanitarian-related activities that were previously restricted, including educational programs, disarmament initiatives and peacebuilding efforts in the DPRK. 

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