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Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015: Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the largest humanitarian organization operating in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) since 1995. IFRC works in five out of nine provinces and has the most extensive access to the country, especially when compared to other international organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs). IFRC works with an average annual budget of CHF 8 million.

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Floods, Revised emergency appeal n° MDRKP003

GLIDE n° FL-2011-000096-PRK

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2,392,728 million (originally CHF 3.49 million) in cash, kind, or services to support the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Red Cross National Society to assist 30,000 flood-affected people (up to 7,500 families) for 12 months, and will be completed by 31 August 2012. A Final Report will be made available by 30 November 2012. This report also serves as a consolidated report on progress from 11 August 2011 – 30 April 2012.

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Japan + 4 others
MAA54001 - Annual report East Asia 2011

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011

In brief

The IFRC’s East Asia regional office serves to support and build capacities within the national societies of the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (ROK), and Japan. The IFRC has annual programmes that support the national societies in China, Mongolia, and the DPRK.

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MAAKP002 - Annual Report 2011

This report covers the period January – December 2011

Programme(s) summary

The programmes supported by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are all streamlined with the strategic aims of the IFRC’s Strategy 2020:

Strategic aim 1: Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters

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MAAPH001 - Annual report 2011

This reports covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011

Programme outcome

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East Asia - Programme Update no. 2 (MAA54001)

This report covers the period 1/7/2011 to 31/12/2011

In brief

The IFRC’s East Asia regional office serves to support and build capacities within the national societies of the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. The IFRC has annual programmes that support the national societies in China, Mongolia, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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Appeal No. MAACN001 Programme update no. 2

In brief

Disaster response - As of 20 December 2011, various natural disasters this year had left 1,081 people dead or missing in China, 440 million people affected and created over 311 billion yuan (approx. 49 billion dollars) in direct economic losses.[1] In the second half of 2011, China was hit mainly by several floods and earthquakes. With the support of IFRC regional delegation, the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) responded swiftly to the serious disasters with relief items and other assistance needed.

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Philippines + 17 others
Humanitarian Funding Update for Asia Pacific - Fourth Quarter 2011

DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011

Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events, China (14), Indonesia (6) and the Philippines (22) top the list. However, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand suffered the greatest number of lives lost.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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2011 Top 10 Philippine Destructive Tropical Cyclones

From January to December, nineteen (19) TCs entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), ten (10) of them were destructive namely Tropical Storm (TS) Bebeng (May 8-11); Typhoon Chedeng (May 20-28); TS TS Falcon ( June 21-25) Typhoon Juaning, (July 25-28), Typhoon Kabayan (July 28-Aug 5); Typhoon Mina (Aug 21-29), Typhoon Pedring (Sept 24-28) , Typhoon Quiel (Sept 29 –Oct 2); TD Ramon (Oct 10-14); and Tropical Storm Sendong (Dec 15-18).

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Japan + 1 other
DRR exchange between Japan and the Philippines

By Yuki Matsuoka

Kobe, 22 December 2011 - UNISDR has organized an exchange visit between the Philippines and Japan, two of the countries worst-affected this year by a series of disasters ranging from a major earthquake which triggered a tsunami and a nuclear meltdown in Japan, and back-to-back typhoons in the case of the Philippines.

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GIEWS Country Briefs: Democratic People's Republic of Korea 07-December-2011

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Despite floods in parts, higher aggregate cereal harvest estimated for 2011

  • Cereal import requirements remain high but are estimated to fall in 2011/12

  • More than three million vulnerable people are estimated to face food deficit as chronic food insecurity continues throughout the country

Despite floods in parts, higher aggregate cereal harvest estimated for 2011

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Floods (MDRKP003), Operation Update no. 3

Period covered by this operation update: 24 September – 25 October 2011.

Appeal target (current): The Emergency Appeal sought CHF 3.49 million in cash, kind, or services to support the DPRK Red Cross National Society to assist 30,000 flood-affected people for 12 months, and will be completed by 31 August 2012. A Final Report will be made available by 30 November 2012.

Appeal coverage: 49%; additional funds are urgently needed to meet the needs outlined in this appeal.

Appeal history:

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Natural disasters leave 1,074 dead or missing in China

Report
Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters left 1,074 people dead or missing in China over the past nine months, according to a joint statement issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) and the National Disaster Reduction Commission (NDRC) on Monday.

Between January and September, natural disasters affected 480 million people nationwide, resulting in the evacuation or relocation of 9.12 million people, the statement said.

The disasters also incurred a total of 302.8 billion yuan (47.7 billion U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses.

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U.S. ‘indecisive’ on food aid to North Korea

Report
Mercy Corps

Joy Portella

Communications Director

Despite repeated warnings over seven months that a potentially catastrophic food crisis is emerging in North Korea, the U.S. government remains indecisive over sending substantial food aid to help many of the nation’s civilians from starving to death.

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US groups say hunger worsening in N.Korea

By Shaun Tandon (AFP)

WASHINGTON — Relief groups made a new plea to the United States to offer food assistance to North Korea, warning that hunger was worsening and could develop into a major crisis next year.

The United States earlier this month gave flood relief to North Korea, with which it has tense relations, but it has held off from approving food shipments due to concerns that the communist regime will use the aid for political ends.

Agence France-Presse:

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Floods (MDRKP003), Operation Update no. 2

Period covered by this operation update: 30 August - 22 September 2011.

Appeal target (current): This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 3.49 million in cash, kind, or services to support the DPRK Red Cross National Society to assist 30,000 flood-affected people for 12 months, and will be completed by 31 August 2012. A Final Report will be made available by 30 November 2012.

Appeal coverage: 37 per cent; additional funds are urgently needed to meet the needs outlined in this appeal.

Appeal history:

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DPRK Red Cross helping to rebuild communities after floods

By Igor Dmitryuk in South Hwanghae

With large areas of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) battered by storms and floods throughout the summer months, The IFRC recently launched an emergency appeal for 3.5 million CHF to help the most badly affected and vulnerable survivors. They include 1,000 families who need help rebuilding their homes, destroyed by the heavy rains and flood waters.