RECOVERY ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS, NORTH HAMGYONG PROVINCE

Project RECOVERY ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS, NORTH HAMGYONG PROVINCE
Objectives

Recovery Assistance for Flood Affected Areas, North Hamgyong Province

Project Partners Yayasan Hasanah
Activities

Donation of the following Tuberculosis medications to the Yonsa & Musan local health offices: – Isonizaide 18,000 tablets – Rifamcipin 6,500 tablets – Pyrazinamide 19,500 tablets – Ethambutol 6,000 tablets

NO. OF BENEFICIARIES Indirect beneficiaries: Estimated 170,000 total population of Musan & Yonsa Counties

Locations Musan & Yonsa County, North Hamgyong Province
Period 30th October – 6th November 2016
Accomplishments

Donation of the following Tuberculosis medications to the Yonsa & Musan local health offices: – Isonizaide 18,000 tablets – Rifamcipin 6,500 tablets – Pyrazinamide 19,500 tablets – Ethambutol 6,000 tablets

NO. OF BENEFICIARIES Indirect beneficiaries: Estimated 170,000 total population of Musan & Yonsa Counties

BACKGROUND

From 29th August to 31st August 2016, heavy rains fell in North Hamgyong Province, DPRK. Within two days, more than 300mm of rain was reported, causing severe øoodingoftheTumenRiver anditsbranches in the region. The situation remained grave for weeks, aecting over 600,000 people acrosssix counties. By the endof September, a total of 138 deaths were reported, with a further 400 people reported missing, majority of which presumed dead. 7ast area of land remained submerged for weeks, leaving 70,000 internally displaced. In total, four counties were severely aected by øooding in North Hamgyong province, namely Musan, Yonsa, Kyonghun and Kyongwon County. The high altitude of the area caused temperatures to severely drop during winter months, placing people at risk to harsh winds and high levels of snowfall. The area is also mainly øood plains as there are several river banks and valleys.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS/ ACTIVITIES

Responding to a request by the Ministry of Foreign Aairs, DPRK, MERCY Malaysia sent its team to conduct further assessment on the damages as well as on future post-øood needs. After meeting with local authorities, the assessment team was advised to focus mainly on two counties, namely Musan and Yonsa. As part of the immediate relief eort, a donation of Tuberculosis (TB) medication consisting of isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide was provided, as raging øood waters had swept away the existing TB hospitals causing a shortage of the medication. Further future relief eorts are currently being developed by MERCY Malaysia.