UNICEF to Spend $130 Mil. on Aid in N.Korea

  • Arirang News

    June 03, 2010 11:45

    The United Nations Children's Fund has announced plans to spend close to US$130 million to support children and pregnant and nursing mothers in North Korea from 2011 to 2015.

    According to Yonhap News, UNICEF has submitted a proposal to its board of directors outlining plans to provide some $128 million worth of humanitarian assistance to North Korean mothers and children.

    Some 66 percent is expected to be spent on improving health and nutrition, while the rest will be used to finance medication for malaria and tuberculosis as well as lowering the mortality rate of newborns and mothers.

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