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Floods in DPR Korea

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Oxfam Hong Kong and its emergency partner is planning to provide relief items to 53,000 people affected by the worst flood in a decade in DPRK. The state media has reported that the floods and landslides brought about by days of heavy rains left at least 600 people dead or missing and thousands of people wounded.

The current flood situation is being reported as the worst in a decade by Government officials and aid workers. Severe floods hit at least six provinces including the capital and some of its most productive agriculture regions. More rain is forecast for those

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Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin - Apr 1999: Asia

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The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam GB's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. Note: in the context of this report, 'Oxfam' refers to Oxfam GB, unless specified otherwise.
Afghanistan

The Taliban and the Northern Alliance recently agreed to a power sharing agreement. Nevertheless, doubts remain over its eventual success, and fighting continues in places.

Oxfam, along with many other international aid agencies, remains expelled from Afghanistan. In March, however, the

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Oxfam Emergency Bulletin: DPRK

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
Oxfam has been operating in North Korea since February 1998 to implement an emergency water and sanitation programme, in collaboration with the Government Flood Damage Response Committee, in central Pyongyang city and the 3 provinces of South Hwanghae, North Hwanghae and South Pyongyan. Oxfam's programme aims are fourfold. First, to enable the Ministry of City Management to disinfect all larger urban water supplies within these provinces by providing chlorine to all county towns and Pyongyang
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Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin - DPRK

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One of the consequences the last few years of economic stagnation and natural disasters, has been the ending of water chlorination in all major and minor cities in North Korea. Since setting up a base in the capital, Pyongyang, Oxfam has had some opportunity to assess the problems of water treatment and supply in the country, although strictly limited access has made proper assessment impossible. In addition to its programme of chlorine importation and distribution, Oxfam is looking to help with the development of local micro-chlorination systems in five
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Emergencies Bulletin - DPR Korea, Mar 1998

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A deteriorating food supply situation is said to exist, according to the government, where food rations will have to be halved or food will shortly run out. The US government has revised its estimate of the number of deaths from hunger from 10,000 to between 100,000 and one million, showing the very low level of precision of data, all of which is at the macro level and not at the household level.
The main focus of Oxfam's programme in DPRK is the rehabilitation of water supplies in up to 5 counties. A major input will be the importation of chlorine in order to improve the
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Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin Jan 1998

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Food shortages continue to threaten the people of North Korea. The October 1997 harvest and the delivery of some significant amounts of food aid over the last few months seem to have staved off the most acute problems of hunger for the moment. However, the 1997 harvest was not sufficient to meet the needs of the population for the coming 12 months: UN agencies currently estimate that food stocks could be exhausted by April 1998. The food shortage is compounded by other serious difficulties: sanitation and water supplies have fallen into disrepair;
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Emergencies Bulletin - DPR Korea, October 1997

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
The nature and scale of the crisis in North Korea (the DPRK) is still unclear. What is clear is that there is a food security crisis, but statements about famine are extrapolated from the few facts that are known about reduced harvests, reduced rations provided through the public distribution system, and apparent malnutrition in the children's centres visited etc. Following a joint Oxfam UK and Ireland, Community Aid Abroad (Oxfam in Australia) and Oxfam Hong Kong assessment
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Oxfam Emergency Briefing: North Korea. 7 Aug 1997

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Oxfam UK and Ireland has just made a brief assessment of the situation in North Korea, jointly with CAA - Oxfam's sister
organisation in Australia - and Oxfam Hong Kong.
Serious drought has destroyed 70% of the staple maize crop, making the food shortages that the country already faces even more acute.

This is the country's third year of natural disaster, as in 1995 and 1996 major flooding affected land and agriculture and did serious damage to infrastructure such as water supply, sanitation and electricity systems.

Accurate information is difficult to

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Emergencies Bulletin - DPR Korea, June 1997

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June 1997


The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. It appears monthly.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) - DPRK

International concern over the reports coming out of the DPRK highlighting the effects of a serious food security crisis has not abated. Severe flooding in 1995 and 1996 destroyed rice and maize crops causing serious damage to DPRK's farmlands in the productive west of the country. This flooding, combined with a decline
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Emergencies Bulletin - North Korea

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The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. It appears monthly.

For further information, contact Maurice Herson in the Emergencies Department. [ Telephone 01865 312540; e-mail mherson@oxfam.org.uk ]

North Korea (DPRK)

Reports continue to come out of North Korea highlighting the effects of the serious food secuirity crisis that is gripping the country. Severe flooding in 1995 and 1996 destroyed

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Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin - DPR Korea 1 Apr 1997

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The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfams current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. It appears monthly.

For further information, contact Maurice Herson in the Emergencies Department.

[ Telephone 01865 312540; e-mail mherson@oxfam.org.uk ]

There have been several press reports recently indicating that the food security situation in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is indeed very grave. In 1996 Oxfam sent an assessment mission to the DPRK which resulted in a small programme providing supplementary

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Oxfam Emergencies Report August-September 1996

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The Oxfam Emergencies Report gives an overview of Oxfam's recent emergency work around the world, for use in communications work. For further information on any of the emergencies outlined below, email Supporter Services on Oxfam@oxfam.org.uk or phone +44 1865 313600.
North Korea

Floods hit the crop producing areas of North Korea again in July. Preliminary estimates indicate a 20% crop yield loss this year. These latest floods come on the heels of the catastrophic floods of last year in a country which is not normally self sufficient in food.

The new floods, the continued economic