On January 27th, Radio Free Asia reported that over the past nine years, the UN has contributed 98.9 million USD in humanitarian
assistance to North Korea.
The UN’s Office for the Coordination of
Human Affairs (OCHA) reported the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
distributed 6.5 million USD overall through four different UN agencies last
year, and 96.9 million USD in total between 2007 and 2014.
An additional 2 million USD for support to North Korea was contributed by the UN just in the past three months.
The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund
(CERF) began offering assistance in 2006 to those nations that were in drastic
need of humanitarian support, but were not getting those needs filled by the
Since that time, the 98.9 million USD sent
to North Korea represents 7.4% of the UN’s overall international donations
budget, which stands at approximately 1.34 billion USD.
The UN organizations currently providing
assistance to North Korea include the World Food Program (WFP), the Food and
Agriculture Program (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United
Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA).