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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.

Key findings

Anticipated scope and scale

14 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide

14 Sep 2016 description

I am honoured to address this first session of the Council's second decade.

After two years as High Commissioner, I believe it is important for me to share with you in this oral update our concern over an emerging pattern: the growing refusal on the part of an increasing number of Member States to grant OHCHR, or the human rights mechanisms, access – either to countries generally, or to specific regions, when that access is requested explicitly, or in other instances to engage with us.

13 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

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.

11 Sep 2016 description


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.