Below are links to resources primarily in English that provide substantive content on humanitarian assistance in the DPRK (North Korea).
These links complement the Institute Special Report: Overcoming Humanitarian Dilemmas in the DPRK (North Korea).
International and Non-Governmental Organizations
- Caritas Internationalis
Web site describes the mission, guiding values and principles, priorities and objectives of Caritas Internationalis as a confederation of organizations, with a list of the member organizations. A search for "North Korea" produces references to press releases and documents.
- Europa: the European Union Online
Contains press releases on humanitarian aid to North Korea and includes a section on the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), the European Union's agency on humanitarian assistance, which has documents on aid to North Korea.
Web site of the "largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations" includes member listings, articles and appeals for current emergencies, topical descriptions of InterAction's work, a web site search engine and a library database of documents. A web site search on "North Korea" yields listings for member organizations who have done work in North Korea. A library database search yields documents on work in North Korea.
International Federation of Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies (IFRC)
- International Federation of Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies (IFRC): Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Web site contains appeals, reports, updates and news stories on humanitarian work in the DPRK from 1997 to the present, as well as a country assistance strategy, contact and donor information.
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Web site has sections on Special Programme for Food Security, relief operations, and emergency projects for 2001, including statistics and documents on North Korea.
- Reliefweb: DPR Korea The Latest
ReliefWeb, a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has the latest news and "humanitarian response information on current emergencies and countries of concern" in its section on complex emergencies. Includes documents, situation reports, appeals and news from various organizations and related links organized by country, with a map center, site map and search capability. Within country listing, related links include background information and topics such as disaster history and government and politics.
- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Web site lists key programs, emergencies such as North Korea (DPRK) with reports from the field, a humanitarian appeal, a country profile including statistics, and links to related web sites.
- World Food Programme (WFP)
Web site contains a Country Brief-Korea (DPR) which gives an overview of current WFP projects in the country, with monthly updates, reports and other related documents. A July 30, 2001 article in the In Depth section provides a history of WFP in DPRK, links to press releases, articles and WFP projects in DPR Korea.
World Vision International
- World Vision International
The web site for the organization links to its operations around the world. World Vision Korea has a description of its North Korea Ministry.
- Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Democratic People's Republic of Korea 2002
From the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and posted on ReliefWeb, report is dated Nov. 26, 2001. A Mid-Year Review (May 2002) in Word format provides an update.
- EC-Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK): Country Strategy Paper 2001-2004 (PDF)
Report on the external relations of the European Union and the DPRK "sets out the strategic framework and objectives for technical assistance in the DPRK for the next 4 years..."
- ECHO Aid Strategy 2002 (PDF)
Report outlines the goals and budget allocation for ECHO's 2002 projects, de-emphasizing Eastern Europe and concentrating on crisis areas in Africa and Asia, including the humanitarian situation in North Korea.
- Emergency Calling 2000: North Korea (PDF)
Assessment of humanitarian needs in North Korea from the Caritas Internationalis annual review.
- InterAction Member Activity Report: North Korea: A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies in North Korea, August 2000
A Word document available for downloading from the document database on the InterAction web site.
- Special Report: FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
A joint report of the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture and the World Food Programme, July 29, 2002, examining the economic setting and agriculture, food production, food supply and demand and food aid need in the DPRK. Earlier reports for July 2001 and October 2001 are also available on the FAO web site.
- U.S. Bilateral Food Assistance to North Korea Had Mixed Results (PDF)
From the United States General Accounting Office (GAO), a Report to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, June 2000.
Updated: August 7, 2002