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UN moves to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

WASHINGTONG: The UN Security Council is poised to back a US proposal aimed at removing some of the hurdles that tough sanctions on North Korea have thrown up in the way of delivering humanitarian aid, according to documents obtained by AFP. North Korea's humanitarian crisis has left about 10 million people -- nearly half of the population - undernourished, according to UN officials, who have reported a drop in food production last year. UN resolutions specify that sanctions should not affect humanitarian aid but relief…

UN appeals for record $22.2 bn in global aid

GENEVA: The United Nations appealed Monday for a record $22.2 billion (20.9 billion euros) to provide aid in 2017 to surging numbers of people hit by conflicts and disasters around the world. It's "the highest amount we have ever requested," UN humanitarian aid chief Stephen O'Brien told a press conference. "This is the reflection of a state of human needs in the world not witnessed since the Second World War," he said. He added that more than 80 percent of the needs stem from manmade conflicts "many of which are…