DPRK / LOWCOCK HUMANITARIAN

10-Jul-2018 00:03:10
The Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, arrived in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday. He is seeking to better understand humanitarian needs there, as well as to see the support the United Nations is providing and to gauge need for further assistance. OCHA
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DATELINE: 9, 10 JULY 2018, PYONGYANG / 10 JULY 2018, UNRYUL COUNTY, SOUTH HWANGHAE PROVINCE / 10 JULY 2018, SINCHON COUNTY, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)
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9 JULY 2018, PYONGYANG, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)

1. Aerial shot, aircraft approaching the DPRK
2. Various shots, USG Mark Lowcock and team arrival, greeted by local authorities
3. Various shots, exteriors of Pyongyang International airport, delegation leaving
4. Various shots, Pyongyang exteriors from car

10 JULY 2018, UNRYUL COUNTY, SOUTH HWANGHAE PROVINCE, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)

5. Med shot, Lowcock visiting Kumchon Cooperative Farm (supported by FAO)

10 JULY 2018, SINCHON COUNTY, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)

6. Various shots, kindergarten kids playing keyboards, dancing, playing

10 JULY 2018, PYONGYANG, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)

7. Wide shot, Lowcock visiting the Pyongyang Children’s Foodstuff Facility
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Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock arrived in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Monday (9 Jul) on a mission to better understand humanitarian needs there, the support the United Nations is providing, and to gauge need for further support.

Today (10 Jul) he visited UN-supported projects in the country’s South Hwanghae Province.

At the Unryul County People’s Hospital and at the Sinchon County People’s Hospital, in South Hwanghae Province, he saw first-hand the difference that UN humanitarian assistance is making in the lives of the most vulnerable, including children and pregnant and lactating women. With funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund, the UN has extended the operational coverage of nutrition activities to reach a total of 6,518 children and pregnant and lactating women. He met with care takers and children and discussed how early screening for malnutrition in children can detect malnutrition at an early stage and allow adequate support for these children.

Unryul County People’s Hospital treats around 170,000 outpatients annually, while Sinchon County Hospital treats 62,000. Key gaps in providing adequate care, particularly for malnourished children and tuberculosis patients, include a lack of essential drugs and equipment.

He also visited a kindergarten in Sinchon County, which had received United Nations nutrition support up to 2016. Since November 2017, UN operations had to discontinue nutrition support to kindergartens due to a shortage of funding.
Lowcock also visited the Pyongyang Children’s Foodstuff Facility, which produces 160 MT of a corn soya blend formula per month for distribution to 80,000 children and pregnant and lactating women. But production is under capacity due to funding constraints.

Tomorrow, Lowcock is expected to meet with Government Officials, the donor community and humanitarian partners. He will also visit the Korea Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Disabilities.
Humanitarian partners, through the DPRK’s 2018 Needs and Priorities Plan, are seeking US $111 million to provide vital humanitarian assistance to 6 million of the most vulnerable people. Only 10.5 per cent of this funding has so far been received.
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