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19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

1,060 mt of food distributed

US$ 11.93 m six months (Sep 2018– Feb 2019) net funding requirements

457,760 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP distributed 1,060 mt of fortified food to 457, 760 pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under-five in nine provinces.

07 Sep 2018 description

Description of the disaster

Tropical Storm Soulik was formed off the coast of Guam on 16 August 2018 as a small storm and gradually grew to a medium-sized typhoon. As of 23 August 2018, 6 a.m. local time, Typhoon Soulik has begun arcing towards the Korean Peninsula. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, Soulik struck the southern island of Jeju in South Korea in the early morning on 23 August 2018, causing heavy rain and gale force winds.

05 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

• Below-average rains, coupled with high temperatures from mid-July until mid-August, a critical period for crops, affected 8 percent of the average area cultivated in the main season.

The main agricultural season starts in April, with the arrival of the spring rains, and the harvest normally takes place between September and October (see Figure 1).

03 Sep 2018 description

DPR KOREA

On 24 August, Tropical Storm Soulik caused extremely heavy rainfall, resulting in heavy flooding in Kangwon and South Hamgyong provinces. Munchon city was worst affected with 10 reported deaths, 60 persons missing and ongoing search and rescue activities. Over 58,000 people were reportedly displaced from both Munchon city and Kowon city. Many schools and health facilities were destroyed or damaged. The water supply system of Munchon city was destroyed leaving tens of thousands of people without access to safe drinking water.

24 Aug 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Tropical Storm Soulik was formed off the coast of Guam on 16 August 2018 as a small storm and has gradually grown to a medium-sized typhoon. Japan Meteorological Agency followed suit and upgraded it to a typhoon on 17 August 2018.

16 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remained critical. According to the inter-agency 2018 DPRK Needs and Priorities document, up to 10.3 million people (41 per cent of total population) continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services.

04 Aug 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that available information points toward significant humanitarian needs that may require support from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund.

The Situation

12 Jul 2018 description

(Pyongyang, 12 July 2018): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock, today concluded his first mission to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK.)

10 Jul 2018 description

Highlights:

• Aggregate crop production in 2017/18 is forecast at 5.5 million tonnes, 5 percent below the 2016/17 level.

• Production prospects for the 2017/18 early season crops are favourable, partially compensating the reduced main season output gathered in October 2017 that was affected by dry weather conditions.

20 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Better indicators for children in DPR Korea but challenges persist, new data on the situation of children and women shows

GENEVA, 20 June 2018 – New data offering a snapshot into the lives of children and women in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shows slight improvements but persistent challenges.

12 Apr 2018 description

12 April 2018 (Pyongyang): The humanitarian community in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is urgently requesting US$111 million to assist millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance.

27 Mar 2018 description

Summary:

This report gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) during the period between 12 September 2016 and 31 December 2017, as per revised Emergency Operation Appeal (EPOA) with the support of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to meet the needs of floods affected families of North Hamgyong Province in DPRK.

09 Mar 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-seventh session
26 February – 23 March 2018
Agenda item 4
Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

I. Introduction

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • In November WFP reached 558,057 women and children with nutrition support (regular nutrition assistance programme and support for 187,000 people affected by drought), delivering 1,668 mt of food.

  • Critical funding shortfalls have forced WFP to suspend nutrition support for 190,000 children in kindergartens since November.

  • WFP requires USD 14.65 million to maintain operations in DPR Korea for the next six months.

28 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable weather conditions at start of 2017/18 winter cropping season

  • Main season cereal production in 2017 estimated at below-average level

  • Cereal import requirements in 2017/18 forecast at above-average level

Favourable weather conditions at start of 2017/18 winter cropping season

24 Jan 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

  • 18 million food insecure people

  • 10.5 million undernourished people

  • 5.6 million people affected by natural disasters from 2004 to 2015

  • EU humanitarian funding: €135.6 million since 1995

Introduction

04 Jan 2018 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.