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U.N. Seeks $111M To Address ‘Very Clear Evidence Of Humanitarian Need’ In N. Korea, Aid Chief Says

Reuters: “Clear evidence of humanitarian need” in North Korea — U.N. aid chief
“There is ‘very clear evidence of humanitarian need’ in North Korea, the top U.N. aid official has said during the first visit of its kind to the isolated country since 2011. U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock arrived in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on Monday…” (Smith, 7/11).

U.N. News: Visiting North Korea, U.N. relief chief spotlights funding shortfall to meet humanitarian needs
“The United Nations is seeking to raise $111 million to meet humanitarian needs in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where millions of people face malnutrition, a shortage of medicines, and lack of access to safe drinking water, the organization’s top relief official said on Wednesday…” (7/11).

VOA News: U.N. Aid Chief: ‘Evidence of Humanitarian Need,’ Some Progress in N. Korea
“…So far, the governments of Canada, Switzerland, and Sweden have provided about $11.6 million in aid for North Korea, according to Lowcock. More than 10 million North Koreans are estimated to be undernourished in North Korea. That pales when compared to the devastating famine of the 1990s…” (Hyunjin, 7/11).

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