Feb. 23 — According to a South Korean press article, food aid for North Korean children and pregnant women is being delayed due to an ongoing border closure.Newsis announced Tuesday that a Seoul Unification Ministry source said the United Nations World Food Program’s food assistance did not hit the most vulnerable population of North Korea in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.North Korea accepts commodities through its 880-mile frontier with China, but the regime closed its borders in the aftermath of COVID-19.
According to Seoul’s Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, trade fell drastically with China in 2020, or around 80 percent.The study on barriers to food assistance comes after a revision to its North Korea Strategic Strategy has been published by the WFP.”WFP will opportunistically use windows in which food imports are allowed to replenish and optimize in-country stocks and mitigate against import delays,” the report reads.
“However, there is a significant residual risk that, should food imports not be possible, operations will cease in 2021.”The WFP report also claimed that access to physical surveillance “remain curtailed” indefinitely due to North Korean coronavirus controls. Although a large number of children and women in North Korea are at risk of starvation, the Kim Jong Un regime has not stopped stealing millions of dollars in cyberattacks to expand its weapons facilities.
A Nigerian social media star with millions of followers on Instagram has been extradited from Dubai and faces charges in the United States, Bloomberg announced Sunday.Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, who often posed in front of private jets and luxury cars, is accused on behalf of North Korean hackers of laundering funds who, according to the U.S., stole more than $1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrency Justice Department.