UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The UN resident coordinator in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tapan Mishra, has taken part in a joint mission with the government and humanitarian agencies in the country to visit some of the areas hardest hit by devastating floods three months ago, a UN spokesman said here Monday.
Nearly 12,000 families in the North Hamgyong province whose homes were destroyed have since moved into new homes, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here.
"International organizations have been providing food, shelter, medicine, and water and sanitation relief, among other items," Dujarric said.
"In response to a special request by the government, some agencies have also contributed towards roofing for the new homes and public institutions such as nurseries, kindergartens, schools, health clinics and hospitals," he said.
The floods have left 133 people dead and another 395 missing, according to a UN report given by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The official news agency KCNA said in an earlier report that the floods were caused by the strongest storms and heaviest downpours since 1945. Enditem