This support includes activities to enhance food security, reduce malnutrition, increase access to healthcare, water and sanitation services, and build the resilience of vulnerable communities to natural disasters.
The humanitarian community in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is urgently requesting US$120 million to assist millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance.
Around 11 million people, or 43 per cent of the population, in DPRK are believed to be in need of humanitarian assistance. Undernutrition continues to be a serious concern with more than one-quarter of children stunted due to a lack of adequate food. People also struggle to access basic services, with a large portion of the population living without a reliable source of safe water and almost a quarter without basic sanitation facilities, contributing to serious health concerns.
The Needs and Priorities Plan focuses on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people. It outlines how agencies will provide over one million people with food assistance, reach more than two million people with health and nutrition services, and help improve access to safe water and sanitation for over 320,000 people.
This will be achieved by supporting food production, helping farmers adapt to recurrent natural disasters, working to prevent and treat malnutrition, increasing rates of immunization, and ensuring more people have access to safe water and sanitation facilities.