Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The ICRC has been present in the DPRK since 2002. Its mission is based in Pyongyang. The focus of its activities is on physical rehabilitation, health, peri-urban water supply and sanitation, training of safe disposal of explosive remnants of the Korean War, emergency preparedness, promotion of Geneva Conventions and capacity building of the National Society.

Activities are carried out in cooperation with its primary partner, the DPRK Red Cross Society, as well as with government departments concerned. The ICRC maintains eight international staff permanently based in Pyongyang. The DPRK Red Cross seconds some 20 staff to the ICRC mission.

This country is covered by the regional delegation in China.
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In numbers

Facts & figures

  • 123,750
    people will have sustainable access to clean drinking water in four peri-urban communities by end of 2020
  • 3161
    patients receive free care and treatment from two Physical Rehabilitation Centres in the DPRK each year
  • 24,111
    persons benefit from upgraded facilities at Pyongyang Medical College Hospital and South Hamgyong Provincial Hospital by mid-2020
  • 7,300
    persons from two collective farms in South Hamgyong, South Pyongan Provinces have support on addressing soil fertility, livestock production, reduction of post-harvest losses
  • 200
    volunteers trained, mobilized to respond to emergencies
  • 2
    warehouses renovated, material support provided to 5 Red Cross branches for training capacity