UNICEF to Spend $130 Mil. on Aid in N.Korea

According to the Choson Ilbo:

The United Nations Children’s Fund has announced plans to spend close to US$130 million to support children and pregnant and nursing mothers in North Korea from 2011 to 2015.

According to Yonhap News, UNICEF has submitted a proposal to its board of directors outlining plans to provide some $128 million worth of humanitarian assistance to North Korean mothers and children.

Some 66 percent is expected to be spent on improving health and nutrition, while the rest will be used to finance medication for malaria and tuberculosis as well as lowering the mortality rate of newborns and mothers.

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UNICEF to Spend $130 Mil. on Aid in N.Korea
Choson Ilbo


One Response to “UNICEF to Spend $130 Mil. on Aid in N.Korea”

  1. Jim says:

    Is there any word on their plans for verifying that the aid will reach those that need it? According to Hyok Kang’s book “This is Paradise!”. When the UN came by to inspect food distribution at elementary schools and left, that was the end of it. “The atmosphere changed completely once the UN team set off again. The cadres took back all of the food stored in the dining-hall kitchens, even removing uneaten food from the tables where the children were still sitting. — After the episode involving the UN inspection, no other international aid ever reached the inhabitants who were truly in need.” It seems that it would be $130 Mil. wasted if they have no way to ensure proper distribution.