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04 Nov 2016 description

At the beginning of this September, a severe flood disaster hit the northeast of North Korea, causing some of the greatest losses to property and human life. Responding to the requirements of North Korea, the Chinese government decided to provide RMB20 million emergency humanitarian goods and material assistance to the government of North Korea, which is free and will be used to help North Korea to carry out emergency relief and post-disaster reconstruction.

03 Nov 2016 description

Rachel Bergen

AKRON, Pa. – From October through March 2017 more than 30,000 volunteers for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) will fill more than half a million cans with meat for people in need overseas.

The volunteers team up with MCC’s mobile meat canning crew who travel to about 35 different locations across Canada and the U.S. to can turkey, beef, chicken and pork in MCC’s mobile cannery.

02 Nov 2016 description

Global Overview OCTOBER 2016

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • El CIVICUS Monitor, una nueva herramienta de investigación online que califica el espacio cívico y documenta las violaciones a los derechos en todo el mundo, pone de manifiesto un impacto global.

  • Los gobiernos restringen el espacio cívico y callan las voces disidentes

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • L’impact mondial est exposé au grand jour par le CIVICUS Monitor, un nouvel outil de recherche en ligne notant l'espace civique dans le monde et documentant les violations des droits.

  • Les gouvernements referment l'espace civique et font taire les voix dissidentes

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • Global impact laid bare by the CIVICUS Monitor, a new online research tool that rates civic space around the world and documents violations of rights

  • Governments shutting down civic space and shutting up dissenting voices

02 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Devashish Dutta

Sim Hye Sun can still remember the torrential rains and the sudden warning from loudspeakers, telling everyone to leave their homes and run to higher ground. “We had to run with only the clothes we were wearing. When we returned two days later, everything was gone,” she says.

Floods in North Hamyong Province, DPR Korea, have had a devastating impact on families like Hye Sun’s. Nearly 70,000 people are homeless and another 600,000 people are in need of help because of the floods, which have so far killed more than 130 people.

01 Nov 2016 description

Pyongyang, October 30 (KCNA) -- Servicepersons of the DPRK have successfully built a new residential quarter in Musan County, one of the flood-hit areas in northern part of the country.

They completed the construction of more than 80 flats, ahead of all other housing construction units in the county.

At present, the construction of more than 10 public buildings, including school and kindergarten, is pushed ahead at the final stage in the quarter.

01 Nov 2016 description

Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Servicepersons of the DPRK are now speeding up the construction of houses and public buildings at the final stage in Hoeryong City, one of the flood-hit areas in North Hamgyong Province.

They had already finished the exterior plastering for more than 1 760 flats and 10-odd public buildings, including schools, kindergartens and nurseries.

They started painting their outside walls and covering the roofs with colored iron sheet all at once on October 24.

29 Oct 2016 description

29 October, 2016. Beijing.  Two months on from the destructive flooding that caused extensive devastation in the Northeast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a massive drive is underway to complete construction of thousands of permanent homes before winter sets in.

28 Oct 2016 description
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NEW YORK (27 October 2016) – A United Nations rights expert has called on the international community to adopt a common and principled approach to the protection of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

28 Oct 2016 description


  • WFP reached 143,300 people with emergency food assistance following the floods in North Hamgyong province. People are in need of food and nutrition assistance until the end of the harsh winter in March 2017.

  • To provide assistance to the flood affected areas, WFP requires an additional USD 7.2 million for the flood response.

  • The monthly Public Distribution System (PDS) ration during the period July-September was the lowest ration distributed in 2016, equalling 52 percent of the daily caloric requirements.

28 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Essential and life-saving medicines and medical equipment provided to cover 600,000 people.

  • 20 temporary health clinics established in tents for the provision of basic health services.

  • Catch-up immunization campaign being organized for children and pregnant mothers who missed their scheduled vaccination in affected communities.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Radio Free Asia

A commentary by Andrei Lankov

World media have written extensively in recent months about the damage caused by severe flooding in North Korea.  North Korean media have even described this year’s flooding as unprecedented, a catastrophe with no parallel for decades. This may well be true, even though North Korean state media and government agencies have a record of exaggerating the scale of natural disasters—obviously in order to attract foreign aid.

20 Oct 2016 description

Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA) -- The framework for houses has been completed in severely flood-hit Musan County, North Hamgyong Province of the DPRK.

Soldier-builders carried out the framework of dwelling houses far ahead of schedule by keeping the operation of building machines at full capacity, exploring inner reserves to the maximum and introducing advanced construction methods.


17 Oct 2016 description

Situation Analysis:

The government has initiated daily reporting of relevant epidemic prone diseases from the affected areas to the counties, the provincial and national levels. In the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) an Emergency Operations Room has been set up to plan and coordinate response based on available information from the field. The Emergency Operation Room works 24/7.