DPRK: Flooding - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 3 (as of 23 August 2013)

Report
from UN Country Team in DPRK
Published on 23 Aug 2013

Highlights

  • While all immediate needs are considered met to the extent possible, the response to the flooding that occurred as a result of heavy rain from 12 to 22 July, continues in most affected provinces/counties in order to restore livelihoods and access to basic services in the areas of shelter, health, water, sanitation and hygiene.

  • At the same time, humanitarian agencies in DPR Korea are making efforts to replenish emergency stocks of food and non-food relief items to ensure adequate preparedness capacity in the event of a new emergency.

  • There is shortage of essential drugs and equipment in health facilities to cope with the basic health needs of people in affected areas. High risk of epidemic spread of water borne diseases is potential, if the humanitarian assistance is not sustained.