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30 Sep 2016 description

Overview

There will be two high-level briefings during New Zealand’s September presidency: one on the Middle East, with a Syria focus, chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, and the other on counter-terrorism and aviation security, chaired by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.
Council members are expected to continue to hold straw polls to gauge the viability of candidates that have been nominated for the position of the next Secretary-General.

30 Sep 2016 description

Following a severe flooding in the northeastern region of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has resulted in the loss of at least 133 lives with nearly 400 or more still missing, displacement of over 100,000 people, and considerable damage to buildings and critical infrastructure, the Royal Thai Government has made an emergency donation of US$30,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its ongoing humanitarian operations in the …

30 Sep 2016 description

Pyongyang, September 28 (KCNA) -- Transport ships loading cement leave Nampho City for the flood-hit areas of North Hamgyong Province, the DPRK one after another.

The city conducted a 3 day-long campaign to finish packing and shipment of cement and sent the first ship some days ago, while directing big efforts to packing and shipping cement in close cooperation with relevant units.

Nampho Port also pays big attention to supplying fuel and accessories in time to put wharf cranes and other facilities in full operation.

30 Sep 2016 description

Pyongyang, September 28 (KCNA) -- South Phyongan and North Hwanghae provinces of the DPRK are taking active part in rendering material assistance to the flood-hit areas of the country's North Hamgyong Province, in hearty response to the appealing call of the Workers' Party of Korea.

A campaign is going on to boost production at electric power, coal and cement production bases in South Phyongan Province. The province has sent to those areas a large amount of building materials, food grain, clothes and daily necessities.

30 Sep 2016 description

30 September, Beijing / Kuala Lumpur. One month after devastating floods struck the northeast region of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is urging international donors to support ongoing relief efforts for hundreds of thousands of people in need.

29 Sep 2016 description

As a result of the August floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 138 people have been confirmed dead and 400 missing. Caused by Typhoon Liorock, the floods have also displaced some 69,000 people, severely affected another 150,000, and left as many as 600,000 in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. The floods have also destroyed thousands of homes, buildings and other critical infrastructure in the north-east of the country.

26 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Together with a UNICEF emergency response team, I visited the community of Kwang Yang Ri (village), Yonsa county, which was hard hit by floods that have affected northern DPR Korea in recent weeks. The roads had been badly damaged and we arrived just one day after access was restored.

Here, we met Ri Jong Sun, an 84-year-old woman living next door to Kwang Yang higher middle school. “I’ve lived here for the last 50 years,” she told me. “This is the biggest disaster I’ve seen in my life. Eight of my neighbours’ houses were swept away.”

26 Sep 2016 description

Pyongyang, September 26 (KCNA) -- South Hamgyong Province of the DPRK has concentrated its efforts on the supply of relief materials and power to flood-hit North Hamgyong Province, adjacent to it.

The Puraesan Cement Factory in the province sent several hundred tons of cement to the disaster areas by launching a vigorous drive for increased production, while the Hamhung Steel Works showed higher results in the bar steel production every day.

This month, several power stations in the province has generated electricity 1.3 times higher than August.

23 Sep 2016 description

Pyongyang, September 23 (KCNA) -- A progress has been made in the production of educational equipment and materials to be sent to flood-hit North Hamgyong Province in northern part of the DPRK.

According to Kim Song Il, department director of the Ministry of General Education, 206 000 textbooks and references of several hundred kinds and 10 000 experimental apparatuses and reagents were urgently transported to the disaster areas.

The recent stormy downpours left at least 50 schools and kindergartens in cities and counties of the province collapsed or largely damaged.

23 Sep 2016 description

Operational summary

29-31 August 2016: More than 300mm of rain reported in North Hamgyong Province, coupled with impact of Typhoon Lionrock, resulted in flooding of the Tuman River and its tributaries around the Chinese-DPRK border and other areas in the Province.

01 September: DPRK RCS mobilized staff and volunteers for rapid initial assessment, early warning and evacuation, search and rescue, first aid, psychosocial support, etc.

21 Sep 2016 description
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GENEVA (21 September 2016) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, today called for increased support for the victims of Typhoon Lionrock which devastated the North-Eastern part of the country.

According to official figures, 138 people were killed and 400 people remain missing. The UN estimates that 140,000, including pregnant women, persons with disabilities, older persons and children, require assistance.

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

20 septembre 2016 – A l'ouverture du débat général de l'Assemblée générale, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a appelé mardi les dirigeants du monde à être au service de leurs peuples et à respecter les droits de l'homme, et à ne pas chercher à rester au pouvoir par tous les moyens.

Alors qu'il s'apprête à quitter ses fonctions après dix ans passés à la tête de l'organisation internationale, M. Ban a dressé un tableau « profondément préoccupant » de l'état du monde.

21 Sep 2016 description

21 September, 2016 – Beijing / Kuala Lumpur - Today, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a 15.2 million Swiss Franc emergency appeal (USD 15.5 million, Euros 13.9 million) to reach more than 163,000 people affected by the destructive floods that struck the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) three weeks ago.

20 Sep 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Pyongyang – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is delivering essential Dignity Kits and lifesaving reproductive health services for women and girls under coordinated UN humanitarian relief efforts in areas devastated by flash floods and landslides.

20 Sep 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 15,199,723 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 28,000 people for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: Health; Water, sanitation and hygiene; Livelihoods, Nutrition, Food security; Shelter (including Household non-food items); Disaster risk reduction and National Society capacity building.

20 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Simon Nazer, 20 September 2016

UNICEF relief teams are getting a clearer picture of the extent of the damage left behind by severe flooding in northern DPR Korea after arriving in Musan Country. “It was really shocking to see the scale of damage – it’s going to take a huge effort to help the communities recover,” said UNICEF’s Anil Pokhrel, who is part of the relief team.

20 Sep 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Main season cereal crops in 2016 expected to partially recover from last year’s reduced level
  • Higher cereal import requirement in 2015/16 marketing year (November/October)
  • Floods in late August negatively impacted livelihoods and food security of affected households

Main season cereal crops in 2016 to partially recover from last year’s reduced level

19 Sep 2016 description

Highlights:

The torrential rains in the country due to typhoon Lionrock hitting the north east coast of DPR Korea have led to flash floods and landslides. The main areas affected in the North Hamgyong Province, are Musan County, Yonsa county, Hoeryong city which are heavily affected and Kyongwon county, Kyongsong county, and Onsong country of North Hamgyong province. Few other adjacent counties along the Tuman river in North Hamgyong and Ryanggang provinces were also affected.

19 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

 Heavy rains in August following Typhoon Lionrock resulted in floods in the provinces of North Hamgyong and Ryanggang. Initial Government figures for North Hamgyong indicated 44,000 people were displaced, 60 people died and 25 people were missing.

 Delayed arrival of commodities caused a break in the production of fortified biscuits, affecting 277,817 children in August, who only received a ration of fortified cereals.