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    Humanitarian Briefing on DPRK

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    Date(s) - 18/03/2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


    Embassy of the Czech Republic


    2 Ritan Lu, Jian Guo Men Wai, Beijing, China
    2 日坛路, 建国门外


    10 85329500



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    FCCC Members free, non-members 100 RMB

    Millions of people living in crisis may not be receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need, a new report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns. The 2018 World Disasters Report shows that a lack of money is not the only issue limiting how many people in need are identified, reached, and supported. Despite a recent diplomatic thawing, the humanitarian situation in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains one of the world’s most chronic and forgotten crises, with UN sanctions having unintended consequences for already vulnerable people.Recently, the IFRC was granted sanctions exemptions from the UN Sanctions Committee. IFRC has had a permanent presence in DPRK since 1995, supporting the Red Cross Society of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is one of the only such organisations with access to communities across the whole country.


    Xavier Castellanos has been the Regional Director for Asia Pacific for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) since August 2015 – based in Kuala Lumpur. He is responsible for managing the IFRC humanitarian and development activities covering 38 countries.He has more than three decades of experience and has lead large disaster response operations. He first joined the Red Cross in 1981 as a volunteer in his hometown. Born in Quito, Ecuador, he speaks Spanish, English and intermediate Portuguese.


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