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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea/North Hamgyong Province: Floods Emergency Revised Appeal No. MDRKP008

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This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 7,421,586 Swiss francs (reduced from 15,199,723 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) in delivering assistance and support to 330,000 people (82,500 households) affected by the floods for 12 months. The operation will focus on health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter (including household non-food items); disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building. A major change includes a stronger focus on health activities as Household First Aid Kits and extended First Aid training for volunteers. The revised plan reflects support already provided by the government to affected communities, as well as limitations that have resulted from inadequate funding. Details are available in the Revised Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)

The disaster and the Red Cross and Red Crescent response to date

  • 29-31 August 2016: More than 300mm of rain in North Hamgyong Province, coupled with the impact of Typhoon Lionrock, triggers the flooding of the Tuman River and its tributaries around the Chinese- DPRK border and other areas in the Province.

  • 1-11 September: DPRK RCS mobilises staff and volunteers for rapid initial assessment, early warning, evacuation, search and rescue, first aid, psychosocial support and to distribute 7,000 non-food items (NFIs).

  • 13 September: IFRC releases 506,810 Swiss francs from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to meet the humanitarian needs of 20,000 people.

  • 20 September: IFRC launches an Emergency Appeal for 15,199,723 Swiss francs to support 28,000 people for 12 months.

  • 23 September: Operation update 1 updates number of people targeted through the appeal to 330,000.

  • 5 January 2017: IFRC issues this Revised Emergency Appeal for 7,421,586 Swiss francs to support 330,000 people for 12 months.