UN to Review North Korea Projects

    A dock worker carrying donated wheat to be distributed to vulnerable children, women and elderly people in North Korea. Photo by: Gerald Bourke / WFP

    The United Nations is sending a mission to North Korea to review the implementation of U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund projects in the country.

    The team will include four staff members from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the CERF secretariat, an OCHA spokesperson told Agence France-Presse.

    The team will meet with heads of U.N. agencies with offices in North Korea, including the World Food Program, UNICEF and World Health Organization, to “better understand how funds provided by CERF are used,” the spokesperson added.

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