North Korea: Floods by Morten Hvaal

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A woman photographed by a temporary tarpaulin shelter in Pongchon county, DPRK during a field visit by national and international Red Cross officials on Saturday August 27 2011. Consecutive floods caused by heavy rainfall and strong winds, together with the impact of typhoon Muifa which struck in early August, resulted in the destruction or severe damage of over 9,500 houses, rendering more than 25,000 people homeless between June 23 and August 9, according to data provided by the DPRK government. While flood damage was reported throughout the country, south and north Hwanghae provinces have been worst hit by the repeated flooding, leaving an already vulnerable population in a critical condition.  Photo by Morten Hvaal/Felix Features for IFRC.