The overall objective is to ensure the humanitarian needs of up to 330,000 people in Hoeryong City, Musan County, Yonsa County, Onsong County, Kyonghung County and Kyongwon County in North Hamgyong Province affected by the floods are met in a timely, effective and efficient way.
From 29 August to 31 August 2016, heavy rainfall occurred in North Hamgyong Province of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – in some areas more than 300 mm of rain were recorded within two-day period, resulted in the flooding of the Tuman River and its tributaries around the China-DPRK border and other neighbouring areas in the province. The floods were intensified due to Typhoon Lionrock which hit the coast and prevented the rainfall from flowing down the river. Therefore the water was locked in the riverbed, and the surrounding areas were flash-flooded. This project takes place in Hoeryong City, Musan County, Yonsa County, Onsong County, Kyonghung County and Kyongwon County in North Hamgyong Province.
This project delivers assistance to flood-affected populations through providing shelter and non food items, water, sanitation, and hygiene help, health assistance, disaster risk reduction, and national society capacity building.
This project reaches 330,00 people (82,500 households).