The United Nations has released a report pointing out that North Korea's blockade of its borders against the new coronavirus has exacerbated the situation surrounding human rights, including worsening food shortages.

The United Nations announced on the 23rd the human rights situation in North Korea from August to July last year, based on interviews with North Korean defectors conducted by the United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.



According to the report, North Korea has closed the border as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus since January last year, which has reduced imports of fertilizers and seeds, further exacerbating chronic food shortages.



In addition, the staff of international organizations engaged in humanitarian assistance activities have not been able to enter the country, and there are concerns about the impact on children under the age of 5 and pregnant women. In addition, the international framework "COVAX" aiming for fair distribution of vaccines. It is said that it has not been able to provide vaccines through the "facility".



The report said that North Korea's tightening of regulations has made it even more difficult to obtain the latest local information, but "the blockade of borders and restrictions on domestic movements implemented as anti-virus measures have worsened the human rights situation. I conclude that I have made it, and I am asking North Korea for improvement.

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