Democratic People’s Republic of Korea MAAKP002 Annual Report

Evaluation and Lessons Learned
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This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010

In brief Programme outcome: The programmes supported by the international Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are all streamlined with the strategic aims of IFRC’s Strategy 2020:

Strategic aim 1: Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters ‐ Effective preparedness capacities for appropriate and timely response to disasters and crises ‐ Reduced deaths, losses, damage and other detrimental consequences of disasters and crises

Strategic aim 2: Enable healthy and safe living ‐ Better personal and community health, and more inclusive public health systems ‐ Reduced exposure and vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards ‐ Greater public adoption of environmentally sustainable living

Strategic aim 3: Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace ‐ Greater public support for the fundamental principles and reduced stigma and discrimination


The IFRC supports the DPRK Red Cross in four areas: health and care, water and sanitation, disaster management, and organizational development. The provision of essential drugs to 2,030 clinics nationwide remains the largest component of Federation support. At the same time, the health and care programme has successfully piloted the community-based health and first aid (CBHFA) programme in two counties. Within the water and sanitation programme, the ongoing construction of 19 water and sanitation systems will bring the total number of people supplied with clean drinking water in the past ten years to over 600,000.
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea MAAKP002 30 April 2011 This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010 Community volunteers help with the construction work of a flood-mitigating reinforced riverbank in South Hamhung province. Francis Markus/IFRCThe disaster management programme is strongly focusing on community-based disaster risk reduction (CDRR), including tree planting as a long-term mitigation measure, as well as on livelihood-improvement for the reduction of vulnerability. Also, road safety is becoming increasingly important with the rapidly growing number of cars, especially in Pyongyang.

Financial situation: The total budget for 2010 was CHF 9.23 million, and was 113 per cent covered by December 2010. Overall expenditure over the year was CHF 7.33 million or 79 per cent of the budget.

The level of expenditure is related to the availability of funding. Due to the tense political situation, some pledged funding was withdrawn in the middle of 2010.