Mbanza Congo - At least 1.6 billion square metres of land was cleared of landmines from 2006 to 2014 in northern Zaire province by several operators.
The information was released Thursday in Mbanza Congo by Zaire province governor José Joanes André.
The governor was speaking at the opening of the ninth plenary session on actions against landmines taking place in the region.
José Joanes Andre said the demining process covered 619 kilometres of road in the province.
Mbanza Congo - Angola has taken the commitment to conduct an in-depth study on the dimension of the landmine issue in the country and come up in five years with a number of programmatic, financial and time proposals for its elimination.
This was said by the chairman of the National Inter-sector Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Aid (CNIDAH), Santana André Pitra “Petroff”.
The official was addressing the ninth plenary session on action against landmines in northern Zaire province taking place until Thursday in Mbanza Congo.
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
Snapshot 15–21 July 2015
Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.
Xangongo - At least 190,000 people in the communes of Xangongo, Naulila, Mucupe, Humbe and Ombala-yo-mung have been affected by drought in Ombadja municipality, southern Cunene province, the local administrator said Wednesday.
Manuel Domingos Taby mentioned the communes of Naulila, Mucupe and Ombala-yo- mung, as the most hit by the phenomenon, with local residents facing water and food shortage, due to the lack of rains.
Saurimo - Ninety-nine kilometers of roads connecting the municipalities of Cacolo and Dala, eastern Lunda Sul province, were cleared during the first half this year.
The information was released to Angop by the official of National Demining Institute, Salvador Colo.
Colo said that the action covered the road sections that connect the localities of Dala / Luma Kasai (municipality of Dala) and Cacolo / Cucumbi / Xassengue (municipality of Cacolo).
UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule
The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Snapshot 8–14 July 2015
Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.
Kuito - At least twelve peasants associations, comprising 500 people of central Bié province, benefited in the current agricultural campaign, from various agricultural inputs, aiming to contribute to increased agricultural production.
The information was released Monday in Cuito city to ANGOP by the provincial delegate of the Red Cross of Angola, Ângelo Sassongo when speaking of agricultural projects that his institution is implementing in partnership with its counterpart of Spain and the World Bank.
The SADC Double Troika decided to establish a commission of enquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Lt. General Maaparankoe Mahao while agreeing to second two pathologists from South Africa to assist with the post-mortem process. Meanwhile, a team of investigators from Zimbabwe and Namibia would be made available to assist with investigation related to the death of Lt. General Mahao.
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Snapshot 1–7 July 2015
Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.
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• Conflict in Yemen is causing increasing food insecurity.
As of June, at least 6 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity. Millions more could easily fall into the emergency conditions unless a political solution is found quickly.
Ndalatando - At least Eighty-three from the 125 suspected areas of landmines identified in the northern Cuanza Norte province were cleared out in the 2005-2015 period, reported on Friday in Ndalatando city, the local responsible for the office of the Coordination for the Action against Landmines of the Interministerial Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Pedro Tandala Dambi.
Ondjiva - Reinforcement of food and drinking water supply to the populations is among the measures to mitigate the effect of the drought on affected families in southern Cunene province
This was said Tuesday in Ondjiva by Cunene governor, António Didalelwa.
The official was speaking at the opening of the celebrations of the 45th anniversary Cunene province, July 10.
Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
Over the past 10 years the SADC region has experienced 545 disaster events which affected approximately 39 million people and resulted in 5,300 deaths (EMDAT). The highest number of disaster events occurred in 2006/2007 and 2011, with fewer disaster events during the last 3 years. Droughts and floods affected the highest number of people. The largest number of people were affected in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania respectively, with the most people affected during 2005 and 2007.
Cabinda - At least 132 kilometers were cleared off landmines in the province of Cabinda from 2007 to date, said the head of Studies, Planning and Statistics of the National Demining Institute in Cabinda (INAD), Gabriel Massanga Mavungo.
Speaking to Angop, Gabriel Mavungo said that space includes the areas of power lines of transportation for the inner municipalities.
Over the past 10 years the SADC region has experienced 545 disaster events which affected approximately 39 million people and resulted in 5,300 deaths (EMDAT). The highest number of disaster events occurred in 2006/2007 and 2011, with fewer disaster events during the last 3 years.
Droughts and floods affected the highest number of people. The largest number of people were affected in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania respectively, with the most people affected during 2005 and 2007.
The 2014/2015 Southern African rainfall season, which stretches from October to May , saw severe floods in the east of the region. The remainder of the region experienced poor rains that were late to arrive and irregular.
Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar were hit by multiple floods between December 2014 and April 2015 (accounting for 97% of all flood affected people) . A total of 10 tropical storm systems were monitored during the season, with tropical storms Chedza and Fundi affecting Madagascar in early 2015.