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20 Dec 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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.

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.

20 Apr 2016 description

Part I: Country Strategy

Needs and Priorities: At a glance .........................4

Situation overview .................................................5

Operational capacity .............................................8

Response strategy ................................................9

Strategic objectives ............................................. 11

Response monitoring .......................................... 12

Needs, targets & requirements ........................... 13

09 Apr 2015 description

(Bangkok/New York, 8 April 2015) The United Nations urgently needs US$111 million to fund its humanitarian operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK) in 2015. The fund will support humanitarian activities in food and agriculture, health and nutrition, water and sanitation. The UN recently updated its plans to address these critical humanitarian needs which remain drastically underfunded.

08 Apr 2015 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

18 million people are food insecure and lack nutritional diversity.

23 Aug 2013 description

Highlights

  • While all immediate needs are considered met to the extent possible, the response to the flooding that occurred as a result of heavy rain from 12 to 22 July, continues in most affected provinces/counties in order to restore livelihoods and access to basic services in the areas of shelter, health, water, sanitation and hygiene.

15 Aug 2013 description

Priority Needs

  1. Provide nutritious food assistance to 2.4 million children, pregnant and breast-feeding women and food insecure people to reduce hunger and under-nutrition and improve dietary diversity. Concurrently, provision of agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizer and plastic sheets) must be sustained to increase protein rich soybean and nutrient rich vegetable production and to minimise the food gap between demand and supply.

02 Aug 2013 description

Highlights

  • Heavy seasonal rain in mid-July resulted in flooding in many parts of DPRK Korea. Particularly severely affected are the provinces of North and South Pyongan.

  • There has been extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure with 49,000 displaced across the country, mostly in the two provinces of North and South Pyongan with at least 4,000 families losing their homes.

  • Farmland has been inundated with some 11,500 hectares affected with around 1,100 hectares of farmland destroyed.

26 Jul 2013 description

Highlights

• Heavy seasonal rain over the past two weeks has resulted in flooding in many parts of DPR Korea. Particularly severely affected are the provinces of North and South Pyongan.

• There has been extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure with 45,948 people made homeless across the country, mostly in the two provinces of North and South Pyongan.

• Farmland has been inundated with some 10,000 hectares affected with around 1,000 hectares of crops destroyed.

• Water supplies in many areas are damaged or contaminated

25 Jul 2013 description

Heavy seasonal rain over the past two weeks has resulted in flooding in many parts of DPRK Korea. Particularly severely affected are the provinces of North and South Pyongan. The Red Cross (IFRC) reports that Anju City, South Pyongyang province is 80% flooded after the Chongchon River caused embankments to break in the early hours of 21 July 2013. There are conflicting reports about the number of casualties with between 8 and 24 deaths and 14 people missing.

29 Apr 2013 description

(Pyongyang/Bangkok, 29 April 2013) The World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO), Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) appeal for urgent funding to be able to meet the most critical and life-saving needs of the people of DPRK in the areas of Health and Nutrition up to the end of the year.

27 Mar 2013 description

Situation Overview

  • Despite slight improvements in the humanitarian situation over the last year, assistance continues to be vital in safeguarding the health, hygiene, nutrition and food security status of millions of people in DPRK.

18 Mar 2013 description
  • Although the overall humanitarian situation has improved slightly over the last 12 months, the structural causes of people’s vulnerability persist. External assistance is needed and continues to play a vital role in safeguarding and promoting the well-being of millions whose food security, nutritional status and general health would otherwise be seriously compromised.

12 Sep 2012 description

Tropical storm Bolaven (Typhoon -15), passed over the Korean peninsula on 28-29 August. After passing over Seoul and northern South Korea, the storm moved over eastern DPR Korea with only South Hamgyong Province suffering any significant damage, although some damage was reported in neighbouring Ryangang province and some other localised areas.

27 Aug 2012 description

This report is produced by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 14 - 24 August 2012

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITES

  • While all immediate needs are considered met to the extent possible, the response to the flood that occurred as a result of heavy rain over the period 18th- 29th July, continues in most affected provinces/counties in order to restore livelihoods and access to basic services in the areas of food, shelter, health, water, sanitation and hygiene.

13 Aug 2012 description

This report is produced by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 3 - 13 August 2012

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITES

09 Aug 2012 description

Click here for current ‘Who’s doing What, Where’ (WWW) for flood response.

Further information, and details of the ongoing response to the floods, will be provided in the next Situation Report, due on Friday 10 August.

Updated Data

03 Aug 2012 description

(Pyongyang, 3 August 2012) Torrential rain country-wide between 18 and 29 July 2012 caused flooding and in some places severe damages to private dwellings, public buildings, infrastructure and agricultural fields.

02 Aug 2012 description

This report is produced by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 18 to 31 July.

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITES

13 Jul 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dry spell threatens to widen the food gap affecting the most vulnerable among the chronic poor

  • Humanitarian agencies prepare themselves for possible flood during the upcoming rainy season

Latest developments

On 15 April, DPRK celebrated the 100th birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung. During the celebrations, the launch of a satellite-carrying missile brought about the suspension of an agreement between the United States of America and DPRK on the provision of 240,000 metric tons of food over 12 months.