April 24, 2024
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Seoul denying requests to contact North Korea about aid shipments, NGOs say

Humanitarian groups stress need to coordinate with partners, but Seoul worries DPRK will ‘exploit’ inter-Korean exchange

South Korea’s unification ministry has rejected humanitarian groups’ requests to contact North Korean partners to arrange aid shipments since last year, two ROK organizations told NK News this week. 

The alleged rejections occurred despite the current Yoon Suk-yeol administration’s pledge to “consistently pursue humanitarian aid to North Korea, regardless of the political and military situation.”

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