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North Koreans with Disabilities Threatened by International Sanctions, Aid Groups Say

In a photo taken on December 3, 2019 visually-impaired singers Pae Ok Rim (L), 25, and Ri Kang Ryong 33, perform during an…

North Koreans with disabilities may face disproportionate risk due to efforts to curtail the country’s weapons of mass destruction programs.

Some humanitarian aid groups providing medical, educational and material support to people with physical, sensory and other developmental impairments say United Nations sanctions, as well as the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign imposed on Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, are limiting their ability to carry-out work in North Korea.

Amid those restrictions, some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are abandoning their programs altogether.

Multiple sources involved in aid work tell VOA that Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is ceasing read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com