August 17, 2022

IFRC to train N. Koreans from flood-affected areas in disaster response: report

Red Cross and Red Crescent warn of low funding, however, as risk of flooding increases

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are set to conduct disaster response training for North Koreans living in flood-affected areas, in an effort to reduce disaster risk by developing local capacity and raise public awareness as the country's rainy season begins.

In an “Emergency appeal operations update” on flooding in the DPRK's North Hamgyong Province, the IFRC said last week that exercises have been staged to prepare for potential flooding during the upcoming rainy season.