- WFP DPR Korea Country Brief, Aug 2016
- GHA/Start Network: Crisis Briefing: Humanitarian funding analysis: Flooding in DPRK, 13 Sep 2016
- UN RC DPRK Joint Assessment North Hamgyong Floods 2016
Appeals & Funding
- DPR Korea: Flood Emergency Response Plan (Sep 2016)
- 2016 DPR Korea: Needs and Priorities
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
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.
I. Candidate countries and potential candidates
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- 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
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.
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 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.
North Hamgyong Floods 2016 - Joint Assessment Team Report
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.
Anticipated scope and scale
Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide
At Global Refugee Summits, Commit to Resettlement and Aid
(New York, September 13, 2016) – The massive refugee crisis demands an unprecedented global response, Human Rights Watch said today. At two summits on September 19 and 20, 2016, at the United Nations, world leaders should take bold steps to share responsibility for millions of people displaced by violence, repression, and persecution.
Flooding, triggered by heavy rains as a result of Typhoon Lionrock, in north-eastern DPRK has displaced tens of thousands of people and destroyed homes, buildings and other critical infrastructure. Areas along the flooded Tumen River are acutely impacted with Musan and Yonsa counties and Hoeryong City in North Hamgyong Province particularly severely affected. Counties in Ryanggang Province that border Yonsa County may also be affected but currently there is limited information available from these areas.
Prospects for global cereal production in 2016 continued to improve in recent months with significant upward revisions for maize and wheat, reflecting particularly favourable weather conditions in some of the large producing countries.
COUNTRIES IN NEED OF EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE: FAO estimates that 36 countries, including 28 in Africa, are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts and drought induced production declines are the main causes that have stressed food security in 2016.
Colombo, 8 September 2016 – One in seven people globally is a migrant, refugee or an internally displaced person. With countries across South-East Asia Region host to large migrant populations, WHO today called for focused attention to address their health needs.
Typhoon Lionrock, as well as a low pressure system, has triggered heavy rains over northeastern DPRK, causing the Tumen River to overflow and buildings to collapse. Early findings from the Government indicate that North Hamgyong Province has been most severely affected by extensive flooding, in particular Musan, Onsong, Kyongwon, Kyonghung, Yonsa counties as well as Hoeryong City.
CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.
Global Overview, August 2016
At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.
In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.
In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.
Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.
Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.
Acteurs d’une solidarité durable et partagée
En 2015, les équipes de Triangle Génération Humanitaire sont présentes dans 11 pays et gèrent 63 programmes grâce à des partenariats publics durables avec les principaux bailleurs internationaux mais également avec des partenaires privés (entreprises et fondations).
What is El Niño?
El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.