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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.
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 Aug 2013 description
If humanitarian assistance is not sustained, there is a high risk of epidemic spread of waterborne diseases resulting from the flooding that occurred in July.
15 Aug 2013 description
As at 15 June 2013, programmes being implemented by UN agencies remain drastically underfunded. A total $150 million is needed for 2013, of which only 21.2 per cent has been received.
02 Aug 2013 description
WFP stocks are largely exhausted and agencies have little cash in country for local purchases. Relief supplies will need to be imported, which will involve time lags.
26 Jul 2013 description
UN agencies carried out assessment missions on 24 July to two counties in North Pyongan. Homeless families do not currently have fuel, cooking utensils or food stocks.
29 Apr 2013 description
The five UN agencies in the DPRK remain seriously underfunded. In 2013, a total of US$147 million is needed to respond to key humanitarian priorities of which only 26.8% has been received.
27 Aug 2012 description
This report is produced by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 14 - 24 August 2012 HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITES While all immediate needs are considered met to the extent possible, the response to the flood that...
03 Aug 2012 description
(Pyongyang, 3 August 2012) Torrential rain country-wide between 18 and 29 July 2012 caused flooding and in some places severe damages to private dwellings, public buildings, infrastructure and agricultural fields. On 31 July, two inter-agency assessment teams visited Anju City and Songchon in South...
13 Jul 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Dry spell threatens to widen the food gap affecting the most vulnerable among the chronic poor Humanitarian agencies prepare themselves for possible flood during the upcoming rainy season Latest developments On 15 April, DPRK celebrated the 100th birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung....
12 Jun 2012 description
(Beijing, 12 June 2012) The United Nations (UN) has unveiled its plan to address critical humanitarian needs in 2012 in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The UN presented its Overview Funding Document (OFD) for 2012 to the international donor community in Pyongyang on 7 June and...
28 Jul 2011 description
This report details the effects of heavy rain occurring in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). It is based on information from the Government of DPRK and preliminary information gathered by an inter-Agency visit to the affected areas. A request for specific, sectoral data on extent...
20 Jun 2011 description
Table of Contents Preface Map of DPRK Section A: Funding needs: The humanitarian context of DPRK Section B: Thematic analysis of the humanitarian situation in the DPRK Section C: Operating conditions in the DPRK Section D: Humanitarian actors in the DPRK At a glance: DPRK in...