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
This UN Strategic Framework (UNSF) sets out the agreed priorities for the UN's country-level work in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the five year period 2017-2021. It replaces the previous framework, which covered the period 2011-2016. It has been agreed and co-signed by both the Government and the UN's Country Team, led by the Resident Coordinator. All parties have committed to implementing the provisions of the Strategic Framework in good faith.
I. Situation analysis
The United Nations Strategic Framework is a planning framework for the programmes and operational activities of the United Nations system in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for the period 2011-2015. It is the culmination of a year-long process, involving consultations between resident and non-resident agencies, government representatives, NGOs, donors and other partners to reach a common understanding on the goals and objectives which will guide the collaborative work of the United Nations agencies in the coming period.