Bringing Hope to North Korea’s Most Vulnerable: Assisting Orphans in Haeju City | Mission East

Bringing Hope to North Korea’s Most Vulnerable: Assisting Orphans in Haeju City


Project Status: 
Complete

Project Aims: 

To improve the physical and mental health status of children living in orphanage institutions in Haeju City through an improved quality of life.

North Korea

Background:

Mission East has been supporting three provincial orphanages in Haeju City, the capital of South Hwanghae Province with food assistance for a period of 6 months as part of a previous project. Despite our interventions, and the work of some other agencies to help these children, their health and nutrition status remains poor and there are many signs that they have a very low quality of life. Children in the 'Baby Home' for 0-5 years are in particularly dire conditions which may be life-threatening for some of these young children. Mission East wishes to provide further material assistance, accompanied by training and more intensive monitoring over the period of one year to try to achieve a lasting difference in the lives of these children. 

Project Action:

This project will aim to achieve the following 4 results:

1. Improved nutritional status of children at the orphanages - through providing supplementary maize and soy beans, constructing greenhouses, providing animals for milk and eggs, carrying out more intensive growth monitoring and providing training.

2. Improved psycho-social stimulation - through providing toys and educational materials, together with training on child psychological development and age-appropriate activities.

3. Improved clothing and sleeping conditions for cold winters - through providing winter clothes and blankets.

4. Use of lasting and hygienic cooking utensils for preparing children's meals - through providing utensils for food preparation. 

Donor:

Tear Netherlands

Tearfund Belgium

Private Donors

Project Code:

KOR-ORA-001

Location:

Haeju City, South Hwanghae Province