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20 Jul 2017 description
DPR Korea's crop production for 2017 has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, with low rainfall levels affecting the planting of main season crops.
27 Mar 2017 description
An estimated 18 million people (about 72% of the total population) across DPRK continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services.
28 Nov 2016 description
Three months after devastating floods hit the North Hamgyong province of DPR Korea, almost 12,000 families whose homes were destroyed have moved into new houses.
29 Oct 2016 description
About 70,000 people were left homeless after their houses were destroyed by floods in North Hamgyong Province. Around 18,600 homes were destroyed and more than 11,400 damaged.
10 Oct 2016 description
An estimated 520,000 people across eight provinces in Sri Lanka remain affected by drought as of 9 October. Water shortages are reported in several areas.
30 Sep 2016 description
Shelter remains the paramount need. About 30,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, and many survivors have been staying in public buildings or with host families.
20 Sep 2016 description
report UN Population Fund
UNFPA is delivering essential Dignity Kits and lifesaving reproductive health services for women and girls under coordinated UN relief efforts in areas devastated by floods and landslides.
19 Sep 2016 description
As well as those who have lost their homes, up to 600,000 people are estimated to need some form of support after having lost access to safe water and basic services.
13 Sep 2016 description
People are also in urgent need of shelter, access to clean water and health services after the worst floods in recent history. Some of the affected areas have not been accessed yet.
12 Sep 2016 description
At least 140,000 people are now estimated to be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance following floods that caused widespread devastation in North Hamgyong.
27 Apr 2016 description
FAO expressed its concerns as the food security is expected to deteriorate from the previous year when most households were already estimated to have poor or borderline consumption.
20 Apr 2016 description
DPR Korea continues to suffer from food insecurity as well as limited access to health and WASH. An estimated 18 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
02 Feb 2016 description
More than 2.2 million people, including 1.8 million under-five children and 350,000 pregnant and lactating women, will benefit from assistance provided by CERF funds.
26 Aug 2015 description
After hitting Philippines and Kyushu Island in Japan, Goni brought flash floods to DPRK's Rason City, killing 40 people and affecting more than 11,000 inhabitants.
13 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN
Health, nutrition and sanitation have deteriorated for citizens of the DPRK due to a long period of abnormally dry weather. An estimated 27.9% of the population is chronically malnourished.
08 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF personnel have recently met with local health officials in affected provinces who confirm reports of significant increases in diarrhoea among children, as the absence of rain threatens access to safe water and sanitation.
08 Apr 2015 description
External assistance continues to play a vital role in safeguarding the lives of millions whose food security, nutritional status and essential health needs would otherwise stand the risk of being seriously compromised.
23 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council
The decision took place at meeting requested in a letter to the Council President that expressed concern about the violations, and their impact on international peace and security.
07 Feb 2014 description
In a set of reports based on testimony from victims and witnesses, the UN Commission documented the “unspeakable atrocities” committed in the DPRK.
28 Nov 2013 description
Despite increased production, the nationwide assessment by two UN agencies shows that 84 per cent of households have borderline or poor food consumption