Seoul UNICEF has increased the financial assistance to North Korea in the name of humanitarian aid from $ 3 million to $ 22.5 million (Rs. 1,71,84,37,500.00). This decision has been taken at a time when North Korea also tested the largest rocket launcher in addition to missile testing last month. This test was done at a time when the corona virus is widespread in the world. Although North Korea has been repeatedly saying that it had taken necessary steps in this regard on time, so no case has come out of it.
According to IANS, UNICEF has taken the decision to increase financial support to North Korea on humanitarian grounds due to lack of food and farming there. Let us tell you that in the year 2019, North Korea had reached the brink of hunger to a great extent. Presently it is expected to be more.
Significantly, about 3 million people in North Korea are under 18 years of age. All these are deprived of many basic facilities. These include sanitation facilities, health services and other essential services. North Korea this year asked for $ 10 million of nutritional support, about $ 60 million for clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, and about $ 70 million for health services. UNICEF plans to provide vitamin and micronutrient supplements for children below five years of age, medicines for six million people, and about 8 million children under the age of five who are suffering from diseases such as diarrhea.
Let us also tell you here that in November last year, India was provided with a grant of $ 1 million under World Food Program (WFP) to North Korea, which is going through a terrible phase of hunger. This was also reported by the United Nations agency in its report. According to this UN report, last year, more than 10 million people in North Korea were facing food crisis. Last year, the country’s official Korean Central News Agency released a report. It was told that the average rainfall in the country was 54.4 mm in 2019, which was the lowest rainfall in the country after 1982. Due to which a situation of drought was created in the country. Due to this, grains were born very less as per earlier.