MAAKP002 Programme Update


This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2011.

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 Programmes’ summary:

Since the start of its operations in 1995, the IFRC has supported the DPRK Red Cross in the provision of essential drugs to 8.25 million people through 2,030 clinics nationwide. A new area of intervention within the health programme is the community-based health and first aid (CBHFA). Within the water and sanitation programme, the total number of people supplied with clean drinking water in the past 10 years is over 600,000.