U.N., Partners Urgently Request $111M In Humanitarian Funding For DPR Korea

U.N. News: DPR Korea: U.N. says $111 million needed to provide life-saving aid, tackle malnutrition
“The United Nations and its partners are urgently requesting $111 million in humanitarian funding to assist millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including children whose growth has been stunted because they are not getting enough to eat…” (4/12).

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Appeals for Aid to North Korea as Donations Drop
“…Donors shouldn’t ‘let political considerations get in the way of providing continued support for humanitarian assistance,’ said the statement from Tapan Mishra, the U.N. resident coordinator in Pyongyang. The U.N. appeal follows warnings in years past about falling donations and desperate humanitarian need in North Korea. Pyongyang’s missile launches and a nuclear test in the past year have led to greater isolation and several new rounds of sanctions…” (Cheng, 4/13).

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