4,767 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
16 Dec 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Legacy of Crimes Against Humanity Still Require UN Action

(Seoul) – As North Korea prepares to commemorate the fifth anniversary of former North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il’s death on December 17, the world should redouble pressure for action against North Korea’s legacy of crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today. The UN General Assembly should act decisively on its opportunity to condemn these most severe rights violations in North Korea by adopting by consensus a resolution on North Korea human rights.

13 Dec 2016 description

MCC partners in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea, work to ease suffering of thousands affected by flooding and landslides in northern counties.

By Rachel Bergen

WINNIPEG, Man. – MCC’s partners in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea, are working to provide relief assistance for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by flooding and landslides in the isolated country.

13 Dec 2016 description

13 December, 2016. Beijing - Concluding a ten day visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Mr. Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has warned that the humanitarian needs of thousands of flood survivors in the northeast of the country must not be overlooked.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Security Council



Delegates Say General Assembly, Human Rights Council More Appropriate Forums

In discussing human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Security Council risked disturbing the situation in that country, some delegates warned today following a procedural vote that narrowly approved a meeting on that subject.

09 Dec 2016 description
infographic Maplecroft

Mapping global human rights risk

08 Dec 2016 description

Mejoran las perspectivas agrícolas mundiales, pero las temporadas de carestía acechan en un futuro inmediato

8 de diciembre de 2016, Roma - Los conflictos civiles y el impacto de una meteorología adversa han afectado gravemente a la seguridad alimentaria en 2016, aumentando el número de países que necesitan ayuda alimentaria, según un informe de la FAO. La nueva edición de Perspectivas de cosechas y situación alimentaria, publicada hoy, subraya que 39 países necesitan de ayuda externa para conseguir alimentos.

08 Dec 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Countless North Korean Victims Deserve Justice

(New York) – United Nations Security Council members should demand justice for the countless victims of human rights violations by the North Korean government, Human Rights Watch said today. On December 9, 2016, the Security Council is expected to discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula as a formal agenda item.

08 Dec 2016 description

Les perspectives agricoles mondiales s’améliorent malgré la menace de saisons maigres dans un futur proche

08 Dec 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future

8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.

06 Dec 2016 description

PYONGYANG – In 2016, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed record level contributions from Switzerland - totaling more than US$8 million - to reach children and women with nutrition assistance in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Swiss support is helping WFP to reach 650,000 children and mothers for a period of ten months.

05 Dec 2016 description
report Radio Free Asia

A railway accident in North Korea blamed on poor track maintenance has killed at least 40 and injured hundreds more, North Korean sources say.

The Nov. 21 accident near Tanchon city in South Hamgyong province occurred as members of a construction labor force were returning from work in flood-damaged areas along the Tumen River bordering China, one source told RFA’s Korean Service.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

28 Nov 2016 description

(Pyongyang, 28 November 2016): Three months after devastating floods hit the North Hamgyong province of DPR Korea, almost 12,000 families whose homes were destroyed have moved into new houses.
According to local authorities new homes for 11,928 families have been built and repairs were made to another 17,698 households. At the same time international agencies have been providing flood-affected people with food, shelter, medicines and water and sanitation relief to meet the most immediate needs, as well as educational supplies, warm winter clothing and household items.

25 Nov 2016 description

GENEVA / SEOUL / TOKYO (25 November 2016) A United Nations rights expert has appealed to Governments and civil society organizations to put people squarely at the centre of their approaches to improve the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK, Tomás Ojea Quintana, concluded a 10-day visit to the Republic of Korea and then to Japan – his first trip to North-East Asia after being appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in August 2016. 

25 Nov 2016 description


  • WFP assisted 823,687 people in October, including through nutrition support, flood recovery assistance and food in exchange for rehabilitation activities.

  • In October, WFP staff conducted 69 monitoring to 20 counties and nine provinces, as well as five visits to Food for Disaster Risk Reduction activities in five counties.

  • The monthly Public Distribution System (PDS) ration in October was an average of 380 grams per person per day, higher than the 300 grams ration in September.

25 Nov 2016 description

New Delhi, 25 November 2016 – In a move to guarantee access to high-quality medical products that can protect, diagnose and treat illness and disease in the WHO South-East Asia Region Member countries today launched a path-breaking initiative that will enhance information sharing, collaboration and convergence of regulatory practices across the Region.

22 Nov 2016 description
report Chosun Ilbo

Some 12,000 North Korean families have moved into newly built homes in flood-ravaged North Hamgyong Province, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said Monday.

The Unification Ministry here estimates that around 15,000 homes were destroyed in the recent floods in the North and some 37,700 households were affected by the disaster.

But the regime also found the money and manpower to make life more agreeable for leader Kim Jong-un. A private road is being built in the province so Kim can get to his summer homes there, according to a source.

21 Nov 2016 description

Pyongyang, November 19 (KCNA) -- Servicepersons and shock-brigade members from different parts of the DPRK are now working admirable feats in the project for improving rivers in the flood-hit northern part of the country.

In Musan County of North Hamgyong Province, a project was launched to improve rivers extending more than 10 kilometers.

The soldier-builders finished the embankment of the township within only two days.