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10 Jul 2018 description

GENEVA (10 July 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, has urged North Korea to open a parallel track for dialogue on human rights alongside peace and denuclearisation.

06 Jul 2018 description
  • WHO: Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and Under-Secretary General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs
  • WHAT: Mission to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
  • WHEN: 9-12 July 2018
  • WHERE: Pyongyang and South Hwanghae Province

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, will visit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from 9 to 12 July 2018, the first visit by an ERC to the country since 2011.

05 Jul 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Yemen, Syria and Somaliland. CrisisWatch also notes improved relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea, South Sudan’s leaders, Macedonia and Greece, as well as diplomatic engagement between North Korea and the U.S.

28 Jun 2018 description

By Maude Froberg, IFRC

Thanks to its unique mandate, the Red Cross is one of few humanitarian organizations working in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Åsa Sandberg, Head of Desk at the Swedish Red Cross, has just returned from a field visit to the country.

Together with colleagues from the Red Cross of DPRK, she has travelled to communities in the countryside and met people assisted by the projects that the Red Cross operates.

27 Jun 2018 description

GENEVA / SEOUL (27 June 2018) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, will visit Seoul from 2 to 10 July. This will be the UN expert’s first official mission to Seoul since the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

21 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Simon Nazer

For 9 years, Dr Ri Chol Ok has been trekking door to door to bring health care to the homes of families in a remote area of DPR Korea. “I cover 122 households, and in a single day I visit 20 to 30 families,” she explains. It’s not an easy job, she says, but thanks to a new bag provided by UNICEF, her work has become a little easier.

20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks.

Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while also helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.

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.

19 Jun 2018 description
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Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on

As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.

18 Jun 2018 description
report Rotary

Rotary members have changed the lives of thousands of refugees

By Ryan Hyland

The statistics are staggering. More than 28,000 people are uprooted from their homes each day as a result of war, oppression, and poverty. That’s nearly 20 people per minute. 

By the end of 2016, an unprecedented 65.6 million people, from West Africa to South Asia, have been forcibly displaced, making it the world’s worst migrant crisis in history. 

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Women

This year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we celebrate ten years since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s landmark resolution 1820 (2008), which classified the use of conflict-related sexual violence as an impediment to the restoration of international peace and security.

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is neither a complete count nor representative.

07 Jun 2018 description

Les problèmes liés au pâturage et les répercussions du conflit sur le commerce de bétail contribuent à faire augmenter les souffrances liées à la faim chez les éleveurs ouest-africains

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

30 May 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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North Korea, Sanctions, and Human Rights Q&A

New Q&A Examines Sanctions Regime, Trump-Kim Summit

(New York) – United Nations and bilateral sanctions against North Korea for grave human rights violations should continue until the government makes substantial progress addressing abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. A new Q&A answers questions about the sanctions regime and outlines the importance of human rights to negotiations that are primarily focused on nuclear proliferation issues.

28 May 2018 description

SRI LANKA

Early monsoon rains and landslides have affected over 43,600 families and killed 23 people. The worst affected provinces are Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa.
Rains are expected to temporarily reduce and ease flood levels. 43,600 families affected

INDONESIA

21 May 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

President Moon Should Urge Trump to Highlight North’s Repression at Summit

(New York) – The South Korean government should press the United States to discuss the appalling human rights situation in North Korea when US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Human Rights Watch said today. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet with Trump in Washington, DC, on May 22, 2018.