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Sanctions On North Korea Hampering Access To Tuberculosis Medications, Humanitarian Foundation Says

Washington Post: North Korean tuberculosis patients at risk as sanctions hamper medicine shipments
“The lives of more than 1,500 North Korean tuberculosis patients are at risk, an American-run humanitarian foundation said Wednesday, because tough new sanctions are stopping medicine from getting to sick people. Following the multilateral sanctions imposed by the United Nations this month as punishment for North Korea’s recent nuclear test and missile launch, South Korea this week imposed direct sanctions of its own. But unlike the unilateral American sanctions passed by Congress, the South Korean measures do not make a general exception for humanitarian aid…” (Fifield, 3/9).

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