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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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UN cooperates with Angola in reduction of natural catastrophes

Namibe - The United Nations Organisations is collaborating with the Angolan government in order to reduce the vulnerability of the provinces of Huíla, Cunene and Namibe to the cyclical natural catastrophes, by creating conditions (resilience) that contribute to the fight against the effects of the phenomena.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Katanga N° 28/14, 10 septembre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Le Katanga vient de franchir le cap de 600 000 personnes déplacées internes

  • Le HCR entame le rapatriement des réfugiés angolais.

Contexte

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Angola Remote Monitoring Update - September 2014

Delays in input distribution may adversely impact the 2014/15 agricultural season

Key Messages

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Angola + 1 other
Huíla: Japan Government funds programmes to reduce drought effects

Lubango - The Government of Japan has released this year Usd 1.2 million to reinforce the Angolan Government's integrated response to the drought affecting about 1.8 million people in the southern region since 2012.

The information was released on Tuesday in Lubango, southern Huila province, by the secretary of the Japanese Embassy to Angola, Yoshiko Miura.

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World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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Government commitment to combat drought in Namibe reaffirmed

Menongue - The governor of the province of Namibe, Rui Falcão, reaffirmed this week-end, in Menongue, Cuando Cubango, his government's commitment to give further attention to combating drought that has affected that coastal region of the country.

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Katanga : début du rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés angolais

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Radio Okapi

L’opération de rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés angolais du Katanga a débuté ce lundi 8 septembre à Lubumbashi. Le premier groupe qui est rapatrié compte 400 personnes qui ont pris place à bord d’un train qui les conduit à Dilolo avant de traverser la frontière angolaise. Une cérémonie a été organisée dans l’enceinte de la SNCC en présence du consul général de l’Angola et de plusieurs autorités de la province du Katanga.

Le chef du bureau du HCR au Katanga, Robert Wolo, a salué un « moment crucial pour les milliers d’angolais qui se retrouvent encore sur le sol congolais ».

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Swaziland + 13 others
Southern Africa: HIV and AIDS Snapshot (as of August 2014)

Situation Overview: HIV and AIDS

The SADC region accounts for some of the highest HIV prevalence levels in the world. An estimated 14.6 million people in the region, are living with HIV. Women account for more than 50% of those living with HIV in the region.

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Angola Repatriation: Antonio returns home after 40 years in DR Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 28 (UNHCR) – When Antonio last stood in his home village of Kwilu, Angola was a colony of Portugal on the verge of becoming independent.

A last flourish of fighting in the final weeks of colonialism, forced him to escape across the nearby border to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). "Everyone was fleeing," he recalled, adding: "I fled without my parents and met them later again in Congo." That was 40 years ago, but as the independence struggle was followed by civil war, he kept on delaying his return from exile in the DRC.

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HCR R.D. Congo Fact Sheet, 31 juillet 2014

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Le HCR a clôturé le rapatriement des réfugiés de la RDC vivant en République du Congo le 30 juillet. Au total 119.024 réfugiés ont été rapatriés, ce qui dépasse les chiffres de planification de 110.000. Plusieurs projets sont mis en oeuvre dans les zones de retour pour assurer la réintégration.

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Zimbabwe + 5 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (19 to 25 August 2014)

Regional Overview

The South African Government has placed an immediate ban on the entry of non-South Africans from the Ebola-hit West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF), taking place from 27 to 29 August in Windhoek, Namibia, will develop the first regional seasonal forecast for the coming rainfall season.

Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in northern DRC, which are said to be a different strain to the outbreak in West Africa.

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RDC: 150 réfugiés angolais bloqués à la frontière (Intérieur)

08/21/2014 12:10 GMT

KINSHASA, 21 août 2014 (AFP) - Environ 150 des 500 réfugiés angolais qui étaient partis mardi de Kinshasa pour rentrer dans leur pays après des années d'exil sont bloqués à la frontière pour des raisons administratives, a-t-on appris jeudi auprès du ministère congolais de l'Intérieur.

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IOM Angola Receives Convoy of Former Refugees Returning from Democratic Republic of the Congo

IOM, in close coordination with the governments of Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and UNHCR, today resumed the voluntary repatriation of former Angolan refugees from the DRC.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Last Angolan refugees begin return from DR Congo

08/19/2014 13:15 GMT

KINSHASA, August 19, 2014 (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Angolans living in the Democratic Republic of Congo were set to return home, for some after more than 50 years in exile, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

A first group of 500 people left Kinshasa by train during the day and would stay overnight at a transit centre in Kimpese in the southeast on the way to the border, Celine Schmitt, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told AFP.

"The rest of the journey will take place by bus," she said.

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RDC: dernière opération de rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés angolais

08/19/2014 10:07 GMT

KINSHASA, 19 août 2014 (AFP) - La dernière opération de rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés angolais installés en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour certains depuis 1962, début de la longue guerre d'indépendance contre le Portugal, a commencé mardi à Kinshasa, a constaté l'AFP.

En tout, 29.000 Angolais seront rapatriés, s'ajoutant aux 76.000 qui sont déjà rentrés au pays depuis 2003, début des opérations de rapatriement volontaire organisées de concert par le Haut-commissariat aux réfugiés de l'ONU (HCR), la RDC et l'Angola.

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Zimbabwe + 4 others
SADC: Address Members’ Rights Issues

Serious Concerns in Several Member Countries

(Harare, August 14, 2014) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should address human rights violations among its member states as part of measures to improve the lives of its people, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch said today.

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