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UN Appeals for $98 Million for North Korea Needs

Date Published: 
08/16/2013
Summary: 

The United Nations is urgently appealing for $98 million to meet critical humanitarian needs in North Korea for the rest of 2013. The U.N. said it has received only $52 million of the $150 million it appealed for to support the provision of food and agricultural materials, health and nutrition programs and water and sanitation improvements. (..) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on prospective donors to respond to the appeal. The U.N. chief "stresses that humanitarian assistance should not be linked to political or security considerations," his spokesman Martin Nesirky said.