TOKYO (Sputnik) — The Eugene Bell Foundation, which is helping the North combat tuberculosis, stated that despite the tensions on the Korean Peninsula, it managed to successfully deliver multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis medications and treatment supplies to North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported.
According to the private aid agency, some 1,500 people in North Korea require treatment for tuberculosis.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated after North Korea successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test in early January and put a satellite into orbit a month later, violating UN Security Council resolutions and triggering condemnation from the international community.
On March 2, the Security Council adopted the toughest sanctions imposed against North Korea in the past decade. The latest restrictions make all cargo going to and from the country subject to inspections and limit or prohibit the nation's export of coal, iron, gold, titanium and rare natural minerals.