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28 Aug 2007 description
report Oxfam

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.

27 Apr 1999 description
report Oxfam

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.

05 Feb 1999 description
report Oxfam

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

21 Aug 1998 description
report Oxfam

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.

15 Mar 1998 description
report Oxfam

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.

12 Jan 1998 description
report Oxfam

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.

23 Oct 1997 description
report Oxfam

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

07 Aug 1997 description
report Oxfam

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.

01 Jul 1997 description
report Oxfam

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
15 May 1997 description
report Oxfam

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The OXFAM Emergencies Bulletin

10 Sep 1996 description
report Oxfam

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.