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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

21 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION

Amidst political tensions, an estimated 18 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, unmet food, nutrition, health and, water, sanitation and hygiene needs.

Chronic food insecurity

28 Nov 2016 description

(Pyongyang, 28 November 2016): 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.
According to local authorities new homes for 11,928 families have been built and repairs were made to another 17,698 households. At the same time international agencies have been providing flood-affected people with food, shelter, medicines and water and sanitation relief to meet the most immediate needs, as well as educational supplies, warm winter clothing and household items.

14 Oct 2016 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Flooding in North Hamgyong Province, north-east of DPRK, killed at least 138 people and displaced around 69,000 people. At least 140,000 people are severely affected and require immediate life-saving support, while as many as 600,000 people need some form of assistance.

06 Oct 2016 description

(Pyongyang, 6 October 2016): Following severe floods in DPR Korea, hundreds of thousands of people who lost their homes, food stocks and personal belongings are still in need of immediate life-saving assistance. To assist those who have been affected, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$ 5 million to support the humanitarian response in North Hamgyong Province.

19 Sep 2016 description

19 September 2016 (Pyongyang): Humanitarian agencies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) urgently need US$28.2 million to assist people affected by flooding that hit the northeast of the country earlier this month.

19 Sep 2016 description

Funding

The HCT is seeking US$28.9 million to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to 600,000 people in food security, nutrition, shelter, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene for the next six months.

Situation Overview

The remnants of Typhoon Lionrock passed DPRK on 29 August 2016, merging with a low pressure front. Over the three days, 208 mm of rain deluged Hoeryong City. Between 30-31 August, the Tumen River rose 6-12 metres, breaking its banks.

14 Sep 2016 description

14 September 2016 (Pyongyang): A total of 138 people have been confirmed killed and 400 people remain missing after remnants of Typhoon Lionrock caused heavy rains and flooding in the northeast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) two weeks ago. The full extent of the damage is still being determined as some areas impacted by the floods remain inaccessible.

18 Aug 2015 description

(Pyongyang/Bangkok, 13 August 2015) A long period of abnormally dry weather affecting DPR Korea has resulted in drought, impacting agricultural production, reducing access to water and leading to a deterioration of health, nutrition and sanitary conditions. Approximately 18 million people, dependent on Public Distribution System rations are affected and at risk of food insecurity, malnutrition and waterborne diseases.

03 Apr 2001 description

Pyongyang, 3 April 2001
OFFICE OF THE UN RESIDENT AND HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR

The expected harvest this year risks being seriously affected by the current lack of fertilisers, which could have grave consequences for the food security situation in DPRK, unless urgent additional assistance is provided by the international community.