- OCHA: North Hamgyong Floods After Action Review (May 2017)
- UNICEF: Situation analysis of children and women in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – 2017
- IFRC: Floods Emergency Revised Appeal No. MDRKP008 operations update n° 3 (6 months report)
Appeals & Funding
- DPR Korea Needs and Priorities (March 2017)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- DPR Korea: Flood Emergency Response Plan (Sep 2016)
Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- The project for building dikes against the Tuman River and streams came to a close in Hoeryong City, one of flood-hit areas in North Hamgyong Province, the DPRK.
Soldier-builders of the Korean People's Army finished the construction of dwelling houses in a short span of time and launched the project all at once.
In Recorded Vote, Delegates Reject Motion to Suspend Debate on Country-specific Texts Criticized as Flawed ‘Instruments of Coercion’
The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved five draft resolutions today, four of which pertained to human rights situations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, Iran and Crimea, while one focused on crime prevention.
Nouveau record en vue: 2016 devrait être encore plus chaude que 2015
Tout semble indiquer que 2016 sera l’année la plus chaude qui ait été observée depuis le début des relevés et que la température moyenne sera même supérieure au record établi en 2015. Selon les données provisoires dont dispose l’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM), la température moyenne en 2016 devrait être supérieure d’environ 1,2 °Celsius à ce qu’elle était à l’époque préindustrielle.
2016 is set to break even the temperature records of 2015.
It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures in 2015. Preliminary data shows that 2016’s global temperatures are approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to an assessment by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
GENEVA / SEOUL / TOKYO (14 November 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, will visit for the first time the Republic of Korea from 16 to 22 November, and Japan from 23 to 26 November 2016.
During his ten-day mission to Northeast Asia, the independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in August 2016 will gather first-hand information from key stakeholders and assess the latest developments concerning the DPRK.
Pyongyang, November 14 (KCNA) -- One-storied dwelling houses, three-storied and five-storied apartment houses for over 11 900 families, at least 3 000 units, were completed in more than one hundred areas including Hoeryong City, Musan, Yonsa, Onsong, Kyongwon and Kyonghung counties in North Hamgyong Province in a matter of more than 50 days. They were hit by the severest flood in the history of meteorological observation after the country's liberation.
Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- A big progress has been made in the embankment project and the restoration of roads in Yonsa and Musan counties, some of the flood-hit areas in the northern part of the DPRK.
In Yonsa County, servicepersons finished a project for improving the Yonmyon Stream and the embankment in 1 500 meter-long section, removing 60 000 cubic meters of earth only in ten days.
By Patrick Fuller, IFRC
On the night of 30 August, Ri Ju Ok, 75, and his wife Son Dok Ri, 72 were preparing for bed when a knock on the door had them scrambling up the hill behind their home within minutes. It was 11pm and floodwaters were coursing through their village. Red Cross volunteers had been going house to house evacuating the elderly to safety as quickly as possible.
At the beginning of this September, a severe flood disaster hit the northeast of North Korea, causing some of the greatest losses to property and human life. Responding to the requirements of North Korea, the Chinese government decided to provide RMB20 million emergency humanitarian goods and material assistance to the government of North Korea, which is free and will be used to help North Korea to carry out emergency relief and post-disaster reconstruction.
AKRON, Pa. – From October through March 2017 more than 30,000 volunteers for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) will fill more than half a million cans with meat for people in need overseas.
The volunteers team up with MCC’s mobile meat canning crew who travel to about 35 different locations across Canada and the U.S. to can turkey, beef, chicken and pork in MCC’s mobile cannery.
Global Overview OCTOBER 2016
El CIVICUS Monitor, una nueva herramienta de investigación online que califica el espacio cívico y documenta las violaciones a los derechos en todo el mundo, pone de manifiesto un impacto global.
Los gobiernos restringen el espacio cívico y callan las voces disidentes
L’impact mondial est exposé au grand jour par le CIVICUS Monitor, un nouvel outil de recherche en ligne notant l'espace civique dans le monde et documentant les violations des droits.
Les gouvernements referment l'espace civique et font taire les voix dissidentes
Global impact laid bare by the CIVICUS Monitor, a new online research tool that rates civic space around the world and documents violations of rights
Governments shutting down civic space and shutting up dissenting voices
By Devashish Dutta
Sim Hye Sun can still remember the torrential rains and the sudden warning from loudspeakers, telling everyone to leave their homes and run to higher ground. “We had to run with only the clothes we were wearing. When we returned two days later, everything was gone,” she says.
Floods in North Hamyong Province, DPR Korea, have had a devastating impact on families like Hye Sun’s. Nearly 70,000 people are homeless and another 600,000 people are in need of help because of the floods, which have so far killed more than 130 people.
Pyongyang, October 30 (KCNA) -- Servicepersons of the DPRK have successfully built a new residential quarter in Musan County, one of the flood-hit areas in northern part of the country.
They completed the construction of more than 80 flats, ahead of all other housing construction units in the county.
At present, the construction of more than 10 public buildings, including school and kindergarten, is pushed ahead at the final stage in the quarter.
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Servicepersons of the DPRK are now speeding up the construction of houses and public buildings at the final stage in Hoeryong City, one of the flood-hit areas in North Hamgyong Province.
They had already finished the exterior plastering for more than 1 760 flats and 10-odd public buildings, including schools, kindergartens and nurseries.
They started painting their outside walls and covering the roofs with colored iron sheet all at once on October 24.
29 October, 2016. Beijing. Two months on from the destructive flooding that caused extensive devastation in the Northeast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a massive drive is underway to complete construction of thousands of permanent homes before winter sets in.
NEW YORK (27 October 2016) – A United Nations rights expert has called on the international community to adopt a common and principled approach to the protection of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).