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17 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • A delay in the signing of the Letter of Understanding for the new operation with the Government of DPRK resulted in a temporary break in assistance in July.

  • Delayed arrival of food commodities caused a break in the production of fortified biscuits in July. The delay affected 194,111 children.

  • A field visit with the Indian Ambassador to the northern provinces of Ryanggang and North Hamgyong confirmed an optimistic outlook for agricultural production this year.

10 Aug 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño.

The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998. The negative consequences of El Niño are foreseen to continue through 2017, particularly in Southern Africa where this event has followed multiple droughts compounding the already fragile situation.

06 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In the first half of 2016 UNICEF DPRK provided children in urgent need of support with life-saving interventions to improve child health, nutrition and water and sanitation.

• UNICEF has also supported safer storage facilities for essential childhood vaccines, which are now functioning in 44% per cent of immunization facilities. A programme to improve community-based care for children with malnutrition is now accessible to 60% of under-5 population.

04 Aug 2016 description

The El Niño 2015-16 in the Context of Past El Niños

The 2015/16 El Niño Event

An El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, gaining in intensity until it reached its peak in December 2015. The event came to an end in May 2016, becoming one the strongest on record, together with the El Niños of 1982-83 and 1997-98.

03 Aug 2016 description

As of 31 July 2016, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP), Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.9 billion to meet the needs of 96.9 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. The appeals are funded at $7.2 billion, with unmet requirements totalling $14.7 billion. Overall, donors have contributed $13.7 billion towards humanitarian operations in 2016 and pledged a further $814.4 million.

01 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June, WFP assisted 644,000 young children and women with food assistance — reaching 100 percent of the planned people to be assisted.

  • In June, WFP completed its Food for Community Development (FFCD) activities.

  • Delays in the arrival of food commodity shipments to DPRK are expected to cause a break in the local production of fortified food in the months of July and August. The delays will affect 526,000 children and women.

Operational Updates

27 Jul 2016 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

25 Jul 2016 description

Pyongyang, North Korea | Monday 7/25/2016 - 03:08 GMT

By Giles HEWITT

Ramped-up international sanctions on North Korea have inadvertently disrupted the already challenging work of aid agencies there, those in the field say, with risk-averse banks refusing to transfer funds needed to keep operations running.

Aid shipments have also been held up or blocked indefinitely at Chinese customs in confusion over what is covered by the significantly upgraded UN sanctions imposed in March following Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test earlier in the year.

19 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.

  • In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.

  • In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.

  • Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.

18 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

11 Jul 2016 description

Acteurs d’une solidarité durable et partagée

En 2015, les équipes de Triangle Génération Humanitaire sont présentes dans 11 pays et gèrent 63 programmes grâce à des partenariats publics durables avec les principaux bailleurs internationaux mais également avec des partenaires privés (entreprises et fondations).

07 Jul 2016 description

Bangkok, 7 July 2016 – The European Commission is making available € 12.3 million to strengthen the capacity of disaster-prone countries across Asia and the Pacific to prepare for and protect themselves from recurring natural disasters. Almost half of the world’s natural disasters last year occurred in Asia and the Pacific, causing large-scale losses of lives and assets.

06 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

05 Jul 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

01 Jul 2016 description

Due to its geographical setting, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains highly vulnerable to disasters. Almost every year the country experiences natural hazards such as floods, landslides, dry spells, typhoons, and tidal waves. These events are becoming a regular phenomenon causing widespread damage to livelihoods, properties and infrastructure.

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

18 Jun 2016 description

Media Statement from WHO South-East Asia Regional Office

The South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization (WHO), comprising of 11 countries including India, continues to be polio free. No child has been afflicted by wild poliovirus since the last case was reported from West Bengal, India, in January 2011.

17 Jun 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early prospects for 2016 main season cereal crops favourable

  • Aggregate food crop production in 2015 declined due to prolonged dryness

  • Higher cereal import requirement forecast by FAO for 2015/16 marketing year (November/October)

  • Food rations sharply reduced since July 2015

Early prospects for 2016 main season food crops favourable