3 Oct 2013
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19 September 2013: Heavy rainfall in July has caused flooding and severe physical damage across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The North and South Pyongan regions have been especially hard hit.

An estimated 23,440 households have been completely or partially destroyed, leaving some 59,000 people homeless. In addition, seven water supply sources have been damaged, leaving much of the population without access to clean water.

In response to the humanitarian crisis, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$2,102,708 to four United Nations agencies.
For more information, please go to DPRK's country page.

CERF has already allocated $5 million to help kick start life-saving assistance in Haiti. CERF is a fast and effective way to support rapid humanitarian response. It provides immediate funding for lifesaving humanitarian action at the onset of emergencies and for crises that have not attracted sufficient funding. Contributions are received year-round. Find out how to donate here: