Humanitarian Groups Working In North Korea Challenged By U.S., U.N. Sanctions
VOA News: Humanitarian Groups Say Sanctions Impede Aid to North Koreans
“Humanitarian groups are continuing to face complications, including funding shortfalls, when delivering aid to North Korea as the U.S. maintains its ‘maximum pressure’ sanctions campaign on the country. The United Nations granted sanctions exemption to five humanitarian organizations earlier this month, raising the total number of groups that can deliver aid to North Korea to 21. Humanitarian agencies said sanctions placed on North Korea have created complications for aid groups that need to secure funds and deliver assistance to the country…” (Lee, 3/26).