S. Korea to provide US$8 million in aid to N. Korea via UN organizations

Move marks first NK aid provided by Moon administration

The South Korean government is about to keep its repeated promise to give US$8 million from the Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund to UN organizations that run public health programs and provide nutritional assistance for vulnerable groups in North Korea, such as pregnant mothers and young children. The necessary steps for providing the aid have all been completed.

Between May 29 and June 5, the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council reviewed and approved a motion to provide money from the Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund for nutritional support and maternity health programs run by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Unification Ministry announced.

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