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03 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production decreased slightly in 2016

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to increase slightly from last year’s high level

Rice production decreased slightly in 2016

02 Dec 2016 description

Republic of Korea - The Republic of Korea has contributed USD 400,000 to IOM to provide support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other conflict-affected communities in Yemen.

Nearly two years since conflict escalated in Yemen, the situation has continued to deteriorate. Infrastructure continues to be destroyed and basic services disrupted.

In response to the increasing needs for health assistance, IOM has been providing life-saving healthcare through mobile health clinics, to IDPs and other conflict-affected communities.

27 Nov 2016 description

The Republic of Korea has contributed US$ one million dollars to assist in speedy rehabilitation projects in Libya that will improve vital basic services to the citizens.

The donation is a valuable contribution to the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), an initiative of the Libyan Government of National Accord delivered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and supported by the International Community. The Facility aims to deliver quick improvements on the ground to the infrastructure, schools, hospitals and municipalities in Benghazi, Kikla and Obari.

25 Nov 2016 description

Republic of Korea - According to the Aid Worker Security Database, over the last 10 years, more than 3,000 humanitarian workers worldwide were victims of major attacks. In 2015 alone, 287 humanitarian workers were attacked with 109 deaths logged.

24 Nov 2016 description

23 November 2016, LONDON – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) welcomes a move by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to add the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards to its widely-respected country analyses.

The EIU is the world’s leading provider of country intelligence, with its timely, reliable and impartial research offering governments, institutions and businesses the evidence base that they need to set strategy and make critical decisions.

22 Nov 2016 description
report Chosun Ilbo

After several strong earthquakes and aftershocks this year, the nationwide disaster alert system is getting an upgrade.

The Ministry of Public Safety and Security on Monday said that the Korea Meteorological Administration will send text message alerts directly to residents when a quake with a magnitude greater than 3.0 strikes.

For quakes stronger than 5.0, the alerts will be sent in under 50 seconds.

The goal is to get the alerts out in under 25 seconds by the first half of 2017.

21 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and WFP signed a three-year funding agreement of USD 4 million in the area of food security, nutrition and resilience.

  • In October, Kyrgyz parliamentarians and senior government officials visited WFP assisted pilot schools in Chui and Talas provinces.

  • On 10 October 2016, WFP and DFID launched online and mobile applications to enhance government capacity on disaster preparedness and response.

Operational Updates

21 Nov 2016 description

By Linda Mu

ILSAN, Republic of Korea, 21 November 2016 – Fast-paced developments in technology have the potential to help the world rein in the impact of natural and human-induced hazards, notably when it comes to tackling urban risk.

The issue of harnessing hi-tech to support disaster prevention, forecasting, response and building resilience at the community level has been in focus at the K-Safety conference, run by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Public Safety and Security.

21 Nov 2016 description

Highlight

 The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and WFP signed a three-year agreement to roll out activities that improves food security, nutrition and resilience to climate-related shocks in nine disaster-prone districts of Sri Lanka.

 WFP is monitoring the ongoing drought in Sri Lanka that has affected 216,000 families. The Meteorological Department has expressed its concern that there will be 50 percent less rainfall than expected.

WFP Assistance

15 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • JP Morgan & Chase made a contribution of USD 400,000 for the project Nutrimos El Salvador.
    The project is designed to benefit infants on their first 1,000 days.

  • A delegation from Seoul of the International Cooperation Agency of Korea (KOIKA) visited as a follow-up mission to establish a partnership with both WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture of El Salvador. KOIKA will provide a contribution of USD 8 million to fund a climate-change adaptation and resilience project in the departments of San Miguel and Morazan.

05 Nov 2016 description

New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) received $7.67 million from the governments of Norway ($3.15 million), the Republic of Korea ($3 million), and the United Kingdom ($1.52 million) for the new thematic funding window which will support UNDP’s work in governance. The United Kingdom also provided $0.3 million to UNDP's new funding window for emergency response to crisis and recovery.

02 Nov 2016 description
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Highlights

  • On 28 August, The Republic of Korea confirmed a USD 4 million contribution to WFP’s operation in Iran. The funds will be sufficient to maintain assistance to refugees throughout 2017.

  • In September, WFP assisted 12,563 people with full entitlements and 16,136 with partial entitlements (8,035 woman, 6,027 girls, 8,036 men and 6,601 boys.

Operational Updates

22 Oct 2016 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will offer humanitarian assistance worth some 500,000 US dollars to Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew on October 4 caused massive damage to its people and property.

  2. The Haitian government, having declared October 8-11 as a period of national mourning, is working to recover from the hurricane with the support of the international community, including international organizations and the EU.

20 Oct 2016 description

Contributions

Since its inception in 2014, the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund has received just over US$120 million in contributions from eight key donors dedicated to coordinated humanitarian action in Afghanistan.

19 Oct 2016 description

Emblematic megacities address the threats of climate change to their water-related needs

12 Oct 2016 description

Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

10 Oct 2016 description

COLOMBO –The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday signed a three-year agreement to roll out a set of activities which will improve food security, nutrition and resilience to climate-related and economic shocks in nine disaster-prone districts of Sri Lanka.