WCC urges Korea sanctions be lifted

Calls for restoration of humanitarian aid
The World Council of Churches has appealed to the international community to help lift sanctions against North Korea and to restore humanitarian aid to defeat hunger and malnutrition in the country.

“The grave humanitarian crisis of hunger, chronic malnutrition and related disease facing the North Korean people are a challenge not only to the churches, but also to the conscience of the entire international community,” said the WCC executive committee after its late August meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

The Geneva-based World Council noted that churches and related agencies had addressed these problems before and helped prevent “a major catastrophe,” but it urged them to continue to deal with the humanitarian needs of the North Korean people.

 

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