The Macksey Journal


Why is there a growing divide between experts working on humanitarian aid delivery and human rights advocacy in North Korea when the two areas are defined as complementary to each other? How does this divide affect the objectives of both expert communities? What should be done about the divide? This paper strives to answer these questions by arguing that different goals and supporters led to the divide. The hypothesis will test whether the divide has harmed both objectives in the form of slashed funding and neglect of issues. In response to this effect, this paper will recommend that collaborating and focusing on preventing problems will be crucial in achieving sustainable gains for both sides.