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  • UN Donor Of Last Resort For North Korea?

    A United Nations emergency fund intended to channel assistance to victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts has instead become the U.N. “donor of last resort” in delivering tens of millions of dollars to development programs in despotic North Korea, says an independent study of the funding commissioned by the U.N. itself. The study warns that U.N. funders are diluting the criteria used to define emergency funding, without being able to make certain the resources are reaching people mostin need in the brutally-ruled country, and instead are using the money to maintain a “minimum U.N. agency presence” in North Korea and help “engagement with the government.”
    The U.N. has funneled nearly $100 million to the saber-rattling North Korean regime over the past eight years from the world body’s last-ditch emergency relief funding--even though the communist dictatorship “is not a poor country in a major crisis,” according to the study presented to the managers of the U.N.’s Central Emergency Relief Fund, or CERF, last October.
    The doses of emergency funding have varied in amount but have come every year except the first one since the money pipeline of the U.N.’s Central Emergency Relief Fund, or CERF, opened in 2006, as part of the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02...ntcmp=HPBucket
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