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12 Apr 2018 description

12 April 2018 (Pyongyang): The humanitarian community in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is urgently requesting US$111 million to assist millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance.

11 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION

Amidst political tensions, an estimated 10.3 million people across DPRK continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services. Recurrent natural hazards – particularly extended droughts punctuated by near-annual floods – exacerbate and create new humanitarian needs. As a result, people have crucial and unmet food, nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene needs

Chronic food insecurity

27 Mar 2018 description

Summary:

This report gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) during the period between 12 September 2016 and 31 December 2017, as per revised Emergency Operation Appeal (EPOA) with the support of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to meet the needs of floods affected families of North Hamgyong Province in DPRK.

23 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA (23 March 2018) - The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting adopted five resolutions in which it extended the mandates on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, Iran, South Sudan and Myanmar.

14 Mar 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Geneva) – North Korean escapees and criminal justice experts will offer a rare view of pervasive human rights violations in everyday life in North Korea during a side event at the United Nations Human Rights Council session this week, Human Rights Watch said today.

12 Mar 2018 description

MORNING

GENEVA (12 March 2018) - The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive dialogue with Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

09 Mar 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-seventh session
26 February – 23 March 2018
Agenda item 4
Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

I. Introduction

07 Mar 2018 description

The Secretary-General is encouraged by the advances made during the latest inter-Korean talks, particularly the agreement to hold a summit meeting soon, to further reduce military tensions, and to discuss denuclearization in future talks with all relevant parties. He stresses the need to protect the momentum and seize the opportunities available to find a peaceful path forward.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • In November WFP reached 558,057 women and children with nutrition support (regular nutrition assistance programme and support for 187,000 people affected by drought), delivering 1,668 mt of food.

  • Critical funding shortfalls have forced WFP to suspend nutrition support for 190,000 children in kindergartens since November.

  • WFP requires USD 14.65 million to maintain operations in DPR Korea for the next six months.

29 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

North Korea is one of the most repressive authoritarian states in the world. In his sixth year in power, Kim Jong-un—the third leader of the dynastic Kim family and head of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) who exercises almost total political control—intensified repressive measures; tightened domestic restrictions on travel and unauthorized cross-border travel with China; and punished North Koreans for contacting the outside world.

28 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable weather conditions at start of 2017/18 winter cropping season

  • Main season cereal production in 2017 estimated at below-average level

  • Cereal import requirements in 2017/18 forecast at above-average level

Favourable weather conditions at start of 2017/18 winter cropping season

24 Jan 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

  • 18 million food insecure people

  • 10.5 million undernourished people

  • 5.6 million people affected by natural disasters from 2004 to 2015

  • EU humanitarian funding: €135.6 million since 1995

Introduction

10 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

Escalating tensions bring the ethical quandaries of dealing with Pyongyang to the fore

After a year of nuclear threats, fiery brinksmanship, and retaliatory sanctions, the global aid sector is at a crossroads with North Korea.

There’s a question mark hovering over the immediate future of aid delivery as food assistance – once a symbolic thread of engagement with North Korea – has become wrapped up in red tape and is starting to weigh heavily on weary donors.

15 Dec 2017 description

SEOUL / GENEVA (15 December 2017) – The lives of many North Koreans have been reduced to sheer economic survival, a United Nations human rights expert has said after meeting those who have recently fled the country.

People living in the countryside are facing an especially dire situation, said Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in a statement after a four-day visit to the Republic of Korea.

12 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

People’s rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned Monday, stressing that security tensions on the Korean Peninsula should not negate concerns about the situation of ordinary people there.

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13115

Security Council
8130th Meeting (AM)

Wrong Forum for Humanitarian Issues, Stress Opponents, as United States, Other Supporters Say No Separation between Peace, Human Rights

Amid the security challenges arising from the ballistic missile and nuclear testing activities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, it was critical to address the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in that country as well, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today.

09 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13113

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006), in order to dispel any potential misunderstandings about the Security Council sanctions regime on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and better facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, wishes to recall the relevant provisions contained in resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2270 (2016), 2321 (2016), 2356 (2017), 2371 (2017) and 2375 (2017).

06 Dec 2017 description

GENEVA (6 December 2017) – The UN's specialist on human rights in North Korea will visit South Korea and Japan from 11 to 16 December 2017, in the context of heightened tensions in North-East Asia.

“I will use this mission to gather information on the latest developments in the human rights situation in North Korea and identify issues of concern that should be brought to the attention of the Human Rights Council,” said Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

04 Dec 2017 description

Explosive remnants from the 1950-53 war on the Korean peninsula has, according to the DPRK authorities, caused more than 16,215 victims since the end of the war. Records from 5,024 accidents reports that the legacy weapons today are causing 150 victims annually.

Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) does not only kill and maim the people of the DPRK. Six decades after the cessation of armed conflict it still represents an impediment to human security and access to farm land, water sources and other necessities.