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According to the Government, drought conditions are affecting North and South Pyongan, North and South Hwanghae provinces and Nampo City. Reduced rainfall since January 2017 (30 to 80 per cent decrease compared to average) has been affecting agricultural crop production over an estimated 50,000…
From 29 August to 31 August 2016, heavy rains fell in North Hamgyong Province, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). More than 300mm of rain were reported in just two days, causing flooding of the Tumen River and its branches in this region around the Chinese-DPRK border. (IFRC, 3 Sep…
Between 1 and 5 August 2015, torrential rains have caused floods in several Ri-s (villages) and in the outskirts of cities of south Hwanghae and north and south Hamgyong provinces of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). According to the State Committee on Emergency and Disaster…
A prolonged dry spell from April to early June 2015 in the main growing areas of DPR Korea affected the plantings and yield potential of food crops for the rest of the year. (FAO, 17 Jun 2015) About US$6.3 million was allocated from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to respond to urgent…
Successive torrential rains caused extensive flooding and landslides across DPR Korea from 12-22 Jul 2013. As of 9 Aug, 788,000 people were affected including 56,000 children under 5 and 14,800 pregnant women, and 59,000 had been displaced. (UN CT, 23 Aug 2013)
Typhoon Bolaven hit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 28 Aug 2012, worsening the extensive flooding caused by successive torrential rains and tropical storms since July. As of 3 Sep, 59 people had been killed, 5,766 houses had been destroyed or damaged and 2192 houses were submerged…
The 2012 flood and typhoon season, including impact from Typhoon Bolaven, caused 231 deaths and displaced 241,547 people, with 22,730 houses destroyed or damaged and 46,445 houses submerged. A total of 121,998 hectares of farmland and public buildings were damaged or destroyed including railways,…
Tropical Cyclone "Kabayan" (International name: Muifa) was located at east of Tuguegarao City in Philippines on 31 July, and continued to enhance monsoon rains. The TC has caused floods and landslides, affected over 3,000 and claimed over 4 lives. (NDRRMC Sitrep No.5) Useful Links…
Between June 23 and July 16, 2011, Nampo city, South Hamyong, North and South Hwanghae were hit by torrential rains, causing extensive flooding. More than 3,000 dwellings were destroyed. (RC Office Situation Report #1)
Since 21 June 2011, Tropical Storm Meari has dumped heavy rains throughout the northern Philippines island of Luzon, including in the national capital region of Metro Manila, triggering flash floods that have affected at least 171,000 people (WFP, 24 Jun 2011). As of 24 June 2011, at least 48,700…
Downpours between 19 and 20 August inundated rivers in northeast China, causing severe flooding and damage to Sinuiju city in the northwestern area of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Amnok river reached its highest water level since 1995, with flash floods submerging…
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Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…