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DPR Korea: Country Plan and Budget No. MAAKP002, Programme Update no. 2

This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009.

In brief

This update covers all programmes supported by the International Federation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, with a focus on revisions made on the health and the disaster management programmes. In health and care, a review will be carried out on community-based first aid (CBFA) in June, as well as a transition of CBFA towards community-based health and first aid (CBHFA) which will be supported by the Finnish Red Cross over the next three years. The disaster
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DPR Korea: Funding Support Plan No. MAAKP002 - Annual Report 2008

This report covers the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008.

Please refer to programme updates 1 and 2 as well as the DPRK: Floods (MDRKP002), Final Report for additional information.

In brief

Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation programmes in the Democratic People's Republic

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WFP Operations and Resourcing Update Apr 2009

Foreword

WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world, with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. This threatens human well-being, peace and stability, and puts an entire generation at risk in many countries.

In 2008, the number of people in need

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DPR Korea: Country Plan and Budget No. MAAKP002, Programme Update no. 1

This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 15 March 2009.

In brief

This programme update focuses mainly on the health and the disaster management programmes. The disaster management programme has been modified towards a community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) concept, after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Red Cross Society adopted recommendations from a comprehensive DPRK Red Cross disaster management review conducted in November 2008, as well as incorporating additional recommendations from a tree planting management

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Corée du Nord : Une réponse durable de Première Urgence à la crise alimentaire

Suite au constat fait au cours de l'année 2008 par le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), il y aurait au moins, à ce jour, 6.5 millions de nord-coréens ne mangeant pas à leur faim. Depuis les années 90, les crises alimentaires sont devenues cycliques dans le pays. « Depuis 1998, le PAM qualifie la situation de pénurie alimentaire de la Corée du Nord de crise alimentaire », nous explique notre expatriée Sandrine Chapeleau.

Il y a donc urgence à travailler sur la problématique nutritionnelle de la Corée du Nord, seul moyen de prévenir les prochaines famines.

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DPRK: Floods Emergency Appeal no. MDRKP001 Final report

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Period covered by this Final Report: 20 August 2007 to 15 May 2008

Appeal target (current): CHF 5,451,295 (USD 5,198,507 or EUR 3,340,430);

Final Appeal coverage: 105 %;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 20 August 2007 for CHF 6,619,166 (USD

5,481,948 or EUR 4,074,586) for six months to assist 3.7 million beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) was allocated on 15 August 2007 for CHF 250,000

(USD 205,572, EUR 153,355).

- Operation Update 3 revised the Appeal

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DPR Korea: Floods Emergency Appeal no. MDRKP001 Final Report

Period covered by this Final Report: 20 August 2007 to 15 May 2008

Appeal target (current): CHF 5,451,295 (USD 5,198,507 or EUR 3,340,430);

Final Appeal coverage: 105 %;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 20 August 2007 for CHF 6,619,166 (USD 5,481,948 or EUR 4,074,586) for six months to assist 3.7 million beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) was allocated on 15 August 2007 for CHF 250,000 (USD 205,572, EUR 153,355).

- Operation Update 3 revised the Appeal on 1 Oct 2007 for CHF 6,272,038 (USD 5,356,138 or EUR 3,778,336).

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DPRK: Reforestation aims to reduce disaster risks

By Francis Markus, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in Pyongyang

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Red Cross is helping to replant trees in this once forest-rich country in a bid to curb floods and landslides worsened by decades of deforestation.

With food production remaining a crucial issue, however, the pressure from farmers to plant crops among the seedlings could threaten the success of the process. The project is supported by the Norwegian Red Cross through the International Federation of Red Cross

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DPR Korea: Funding Support Plan No. MAAKP002 Programme Update No. 2

This report covers the period 01 July 2008 - 31 December 2008.

In brief

Programme purpose:

The purpose of the International Federation programmes in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is to support the DPRK Red Cross Society to provide humanitarian support to more than eight million people in need of health services, safe water and sanitation systems, reduced exposure to national disasters such as floods and landslides through increased disaster management systems and further development of the DPRK Red Cross Society's institutional capacity.

Programme summary:

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Estonia helps the needy in North Korea with 500 000 Kroons

Estonia is aiding needy citizens in North Korea with 500 000 kroons (32 000 EUR) through the World Food Programme (WFP). The project is being funded from the Foreign Ministry's budget for the development and humanitarian aid.

According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the situation in North Korea is quite alarming. "During the next few months, 8.7 million people will require immediate food aid. Prognoses for next year suggest that the situation will worsen, because the ruling regime cannot independently produce enough food for the population," said

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UNICEF Humanitarian Action Report 2008 - Mid-Year Review

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases. In terms of natural disasters, the Asia-Pacific region is considered specifically vulnerable to floods and landslides, a yearly recurrent consequence of the seasonal rains coupled to possible formation of cyclones during the

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Press conference by Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in Democratic People's Republic of Korea

States must work towards food security of a more sustained nature in the development perspective, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, said at Headquarters today.

"Food aid alone is never adequate -- it's patchwork," he said at a press conference, where he highlighted that point in the context of the severe situation facing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. More than 6.5 million people in that country were relying on assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP) this year,

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DPR Korea: World Food Day highlights Australia's commitment to tackle global food security

Stephen Smith, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tony Burke, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, today marked World Food Day by highlighting the need for the international community to tackle global food security.

The Rudd Government believes it is essential to tackle the impact of rising food prices and shortages by addressing the root causes of global food security.

World Food Day marks the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). This year's theme focuses on the challenge of climate change and bioenergy.

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Crop prospects and food situation - No. 4, Oct 2008

HIGHLIGHTS

- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 4.9 percent to a record 2 232 million tonnes, considerably up from earlier predictions after better than expected results from the major harvests gathered in the past two months.

- Based on the latest production forecast, a significant improvement in the global supply and demand balance for cereals in the 2008/09 season can be expected. Even allowing for a larger increase in utilization than was reported in July, an 8 percent increase in world cereal stocks could be possible.

- International prices of most cereals

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Canada provides emergency food aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The Government of Canada has responded to a World Food Programme appeal for emergency food aid by committing $2 million to provide much-needed food to individual North Koreans. Flooding in August 2007 and successive poor harvests, compounded by increasing prices for staple foods, have contributed to the largest food gap for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea since 2001.

With Canada's support, the World Food Programme will help improve the health and physical security of the most vulnerable populations of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea by:

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WFP's Operational Priorities - Sep 2008

Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations


Summary update of the 2008 Programme of Work and funding

As of the end of September 2008, the World Food Programme still needs to raise nearly US$2 billion in order to meet beneficiary requirements for the year (as well as prepositioning needs for 2009). Compared to last month, the total number of beneficiaries assisted by WFP has grown by almost one million, exceeding 90 million for the first time in the year, while total requirements are growing towards

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WFP's Operational Priorities - Aug 2008


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations


Analysis of the 2008 Programme of Work

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North Korea Today No. 195 - Aug 2008

Working To Prevent Flood Damage

In July and August, Kaesong and its suburban farming villages had unexpected damage caused by floods and torrential rainstorms. The local party organized and sent 'prevention team for flood damage' to the City Management Department of every City and County People's Assembly. They ordered that cities should repair railroads, bridges, and levees that have the possibility of damaging the farming areas and cities, and to rebuild banks if there are any problems. If any district does not follow this directive, they will punish the people in charge immediately.

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North Korea Today No. 191 - Aug 2008

In Pyongyang City, Long Delays Affect Food Distribution

This past July, Pyongyang City distributed 10-day rations of long grain rice(???), polished wheat (??) and crushed maize(????;????) to residents in the center of the city. City officials had publically announced that they would distribute food in August. However, the distribution is still pending. People in the outskirts of the city have not received any rations since last month. Moreover, the stored food supplies have nearly run empty. City officials have ordered that residents should be guaranteed

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DPR Korea: Funding Support Plan No. MAAKP002 Programme Update No. 1

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 30/06/08.

In brief

Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation programmes in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is to support the DPRK Red Cross to provide humanitarian services to more than eight million people in need of health services, safe water and sanitation systems, and to reduce their exposure to natural disasters such as floods and landslides by increased disaster management systems and to further the development of the DPRK Red Cross institutional capacity in the DPRK.