The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is in the midst of a protracted humanitarian situation. The geopolitical environment, however, has meant that the situation for many people in the country has been largely forgotten or overlooked by the rest of the world. The UN represents a critical lifeline for a significant proportion of the population, most significantly young children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and other vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities and those with non-communicable diseases. Food insecurity, malnutrition and a lack of access to basic services including health care, as well as water and sanitation create overlapping needs and deprivations. Among the most vulnerable are children with disabilities, who are prevented from the equal and effective enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms in the ongoing context of tensions.
Promoting the inclusive health care service/policy for children with disabilities in line with UNCRPD by introducing early identification of childhood disabilities and intervention as an entry point.
Creating awareness among duty bearers, rights holders and community on the rights of children with disabilities and their specific needs.