Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Development Operational Plan 2014

1. Executive Summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the largest humanitarian organization in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In the coming years, the DPRK Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS), with support from IFRC, plans to strengthen its programmes based on existing needs and available funding, with a strong emphasis on longer-term development.

Despite the DPRK government’s focus on improving people’s livelihoods through investments both in industry and agriculture, the humanitarian situation is fragile, while the political situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula remains tense.

The DPRK RCS, with support from IFRC, is focusing on the most vulnerable communities to protect the lives and livelihood from the natural disasters and improve the living condition of the vulnerable people.

Under the IFRC’s long term planning framework (LTPF) 2012-2015, the DPRK RCS is approaching the targeted communities under four programmes: 1) disaster management (DM); 2) health and care; 3) water and sanitation (watsan); and 4) organizational development (OD).