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17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

17 Dec 2016 description

Article with pictures

Mr. Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), concluded a ten day visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) including to the flood-affected areas in the northeast of the country.

13 Dec 2016 description

13 December, 2016. Beijing - Concluding a ten day visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Mr. Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has warned that the humanitarian needs of thousands of flood survivors in the northeast of the country must not be overlooked.

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

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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

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