UN approves sanctions exemptions for MSF, Swiss Humanitarian Aid in North Korea
Médecins Sans Frontières and Swiss Humanitarian Aid are first aid groups to receive UN sanctions exemptions in new year
Two European humanitarian organizations — Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Swiss Humanitarian Aid — were granted sanctions exemptions from the United Nations for projects in North Korea, according to new information posted to a UN website this week.
The decision was made by the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) 1718 Committee, which oversees sanctions enforcement in the DPRK.
Under UN rules, the 1718 Committee is allowed to grant exemptions for humanitarian groups to import otherwise-banned materials into North Korea.
With the new exemptions, Swiss Humanitarian Aid is expected to bring in materials for projects meant
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