Monday, June 22, 2009

While WFP reduces humanitarian food distribution - UNDP confirms that Economic Assistance to Kim Jong il will continue

As the North Korean regime continues to spend money to develop nuclear weapons and long range missiles to threaten their neighbors with, the world continues to have to feed the people of North Korea:

The United States and the United Nations will continue humanitarian aid projects to North Korea, despite the U.N. Security Council’s latest sanctions on the North for nuclear provocations.

In a Saturday interview with Voice of America, spokesman Stephane Dujarric from the U.N. Development Program said that aid projects will continue as planned regardless of the sanctions resolution.

The U.S. State Department’s Agency for International Development (USAID) also plans to continue its medical aid projects for the North.

Speaking to Radio Free Asia, a State Department official said the U.S. is concerned about the North Korean people’s welfare. The source said the U.S. government and four civic groups are currently involved in a four-million-dollar project to provide electricity and equipment to a North Korean hospital. [KBS Global]

I wonder what changes have been made to ensure that the UNDP doesn’t become Kim Jong-il’s personal ATM again?

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