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01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

04 Nov 2016 description

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.

02 Nov 2016 description

Global Overview OCTOBER 2016

29 Oct 2016 description

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.

14 Oct 2016 description


Flooding in North Hamgyong Province, north-east of DPRK, killed at least 138 people and displaced around 69,000 people. At least 140,000 people are severely affected and require immediate life-saving support, while as many as 600,000 people need some form of assistance.

11 Oct 2016 description

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates

05 Oct 2016 description

Situation Analysis:

The Humanitarian County Team (HCT) is supporting the Government’s response, initially releasing relief materials including food, nutrition supplements, shelter kits, water purification and sanitation, health and education supplies. Building on the initial response, the HCT is targeting 600000 people to address needs in food security, nutrition, shelter, health, water, sanitation and hygiene and education.

04 Oct 2016 description

As of 30 September 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22 billion to meet the needs of 95 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $9.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.6 billion.

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.

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


  • 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


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


 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.

19 Sep 2016 description

19 September 2016 (Pyongyang): Humanitarian agencies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) urgently need US$28.2 million to assist people affected by flooding that hit the northeast of the country earlier this month.

14 Sep 2016 description

Crisis overview

Major flooding in northeastern DPRK, primarily in North Hamgyong province, has affected 600,000 people, left 140,000 in urgent need of assistance, and displaced 107,000. 395 people are missing, and 133 have died. Considerable damage to vital health, water, and transport infrastructure leaves much of the affected population without shelter and vulnerable to waterborne diseases and food insecurity.

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