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Madagascar + 8 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (23rd to 29th September 2014)

Regional Overview
According to FEWSNET, regional cereal production estimates for 2013/14 show an increased availability by 17 per cent above last year and 19 per cent above the past five-year average. Cereal production is also 2 per cent above the regional annual requirements.

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Angola + 10 others
Food Security Early Warning System - Agromet Update Issue 1, 2014/2015 Agricultural Season

Overview of the SARCOF Forecast

Four seasonal forecasts were issued at the SARCOF, covering the periods October to December 2014 (figure 1a), November 2014 to January 2015 (figure 1b), December 2014 to February 2015 (figure 1c), and January to March 2015 (figure 1d). According to the SARCOF, most of the SADC region is expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall (light blue colours) throughout the forecast period. The exceptions are as follows:

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European Union releases 20 million Euros for landmine clearing

Bailundo - Twenty million Euros have been released by the European Union this year to support landmine clearing projects in 11 Angolan provinces, Angop learned.

The information was released Friday in the municipality of Bailundo, central Huambo province, by the head of the National Multi-sector Demining and Humanitarian Assistance Commission (CNIDA), Rita Botelho Jesus Riba.

Speaking at the launch of the demining project in Bailundo, the official said the fund is intended to improve the flow of people and goods in the country.

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World + 15 others
Rainfall Forecast for the 2014/2015 Agricultural Season

The Eighteenth Southern Africa Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-18) was convened from 27 to 29 August 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) to formulate consensus guidance for the 2014/2015 rainfall season over the SADC region. A series of rainfall outlooks covering the period October 2014 to March 2015 were prepared by climate scientists from the National Meteorological and/or Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the SADC region and the SADC CSC.

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Niger + 5 others
Japan pledges support to help African countries recover from disaster

Tokyo, 26 September 2014 – The government announced today that it will donate US$ 2 million to a United Nations programme to help African nations prepare for disasters.

The money will go to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) ‘Preparedness for Resilient Recovery’ project, which is working to help Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Niger and Rwanda, to better manage and prepare for recovery before disasters occur.

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World + 16 others
Polio this week as of 24 September 2014

  • A synchronised regional mass polio vaccination campaign in central and western Africa is currently underway to vaccinate nearly 94 million children in 18 countries with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

  • On 18 September, Nepal became the first GAVI eligible country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. Plans are underway to introduce IPV into the immunization programmes of the 126 countries currently using only oral polio vaccine, ahead of a planned switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV.

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DR Congo UNHCR Fact Sheet 31 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

44 Identified unaccompanied minors were assisted by UNHCR in Kinshasa

2,669 Central African refugees entered the DRC during this reporting period

4,226 Protection incidents recorded in North-Kivu. 1,939 in South-Kivu.

638 Former Angolan Refugees repatriated

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Regional Summary of 2014 SADC National Vulnerability Assessment Results (as of 22 September 2014)

The regional summary of the 2014 national vulnerability assessment results for Southern Africa finds that the regional food insecure population has decreased by 25 per cent compared to last year.

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Angola + 1 other
Over thirty former Angolan refugees return home from Congo Brazzaville

Cabinda: About twelve families of former Angolan refugees in the Republic of the Congo voluntarily repatriated to the country, having arrived in the national territory last Saturday, through the border post of Massabi, in the framework of the voluntary repatriation process.

The operation, which involved a total of 36 Angolan citizens, was made possible through the involvement of the Angolan government and the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

All the former refugees settled in the northern province of Cabinda.

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Mali + 2 others
La BAD approuve un budget de 144 millions de dollars US pour des projets et programmes au Mali, en Angola et au Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Les directeurs exécutifs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) se sont réunis à Abidjan le mercredi 17 septembre 2014 et ont approuvé cinq projets concernant le Mali, l’Angola et le Burkina Faso pour une valeur de 144,4 millions de dollars US.

16,8 millions d’euros pour la diversification du Moulin moderne du Mali (M3)

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Angola + 1 other
Moxico ready to accommodate over 8,000 returnees

Luau - Technical, logistical, accommodation and human conditions have been put in place in eastern Moxico province to receive more than eight thousand ex-refugees returning from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The information was released by a source from the Ministry of Social Welfare in Moxico, stating that the operation is part of the organised and volunteer repatriation of Angolan refugees going until December this year.

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Mali + 2 others
AfDB approves US $144 million for projects and programmes in Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) met in Abidjan on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and approved five projects worth US $144.4 million for Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso.

€16.8 million for the diversification of Moulin Moderne du Mali M3

The Board approved a €16.8-million (10.8 billion francs CFA) private sector corporate loan to help Mali’s agro-food company, Moulin Moderne du Mali M3 diversify its activities.

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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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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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