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Former WHO Official: ‘Temporary’ Sanctions Relief Needed to Help North Korea

In this photo taken on February 6, 2020, workers of Songyo Knitwear Factory in Pyongyang produce masks for protection against…

A former World Health Organization official with extensive experience in Pyongyang is calling for the international community to grant “temporary” sanctions relief to North Korea to help the country fight the coronavirus that has triggered health emergencies in neighboring China and South Korea.

“Now we are facing a crisis, an outbreak of this virus” worldwide, Nagi Shafik, former project manager for WHO in North Korea, told VOA’s Korean Service. “I think the natural [thing] for me as a humanitarian person is [to advocate] for temporary exemption quickly.”

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