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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 + 1 other
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

En bref

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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Angola + 1 other
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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Malawi + 6 others
Southern Africa Food Security Outlook Update July to December 2014

Good regional harvests maintain stable food security outcomes in many parts of the region

KEY MESSAGES

  • Most rural households across the region will maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity outcomes between July and September. However in localized parts of Lesotho, DRC, Swaziland, Malawi, and Madagascar poor households are projected to face mainly Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and some Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes from October through December due to high prices of food and low incomes in addition to low production.

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World + 45 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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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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EuropeAid funds DCA’s work to create safer communities in Angola

Report
DanChurchAid

To date DCA has cleared 7.500.000 m2 of land, removed more than 2.500 landmines and more than 2.500 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Angola’s Moxico Province, which is the largest province in the country. With this large grant of 1.187.500 Euro (approx. DKK 8.854.000) from EuropeAid, supplemented by own funds of 62.500 Euro, DCA is able to continue its work in Moxico for another 12 months directly benefitting 11.250 people through clearance and 11.250 through MRE sessions.

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Angola Remote Monitoring Update - August 2014

Stable food security conditions expected as the harvest progresses

Key Messages

  • As projected in the previous month, the 2013/14 harvest season continues to increase food availability at the household level. This influx of food supplies continues to decrease food prices, improving access for households relying on market purchases and creating favorable food security conditions across most of the country.

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World + 18 others
U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction in Africa Sets Stage for Peace and Development

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief July 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2015

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 July - 5 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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Environ 30 000 réfugiés angolais vivant en RDC seront rapatriés

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Près de trente mille anciens réfugiés angolais vivant sur le sol congolais seront rapatriés dans leur pays à partir du 28 août prochain. La porte-parole du Haut commissariat pour les réfugiés (HCR), Celine Schmitt l’a annoncé jeudi 31 juillet à l’issue d’une réunion tripartite entre son organisation, la RDC et le Rwanda.

Par ailleurs, environ 18 000 angolais ont opté pour l’intégration locale en RDC, a ajouté Celine Schmitt qui a souligné que 12 000 ont déjà reçu leurs cartes de résidence temporaire.

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Angola + 10 others
Long Term Planning Framework Southern Africa 2012-2015 Version 2 of 31.07.2014

  1. Who are we?

The Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO) located in Botswana is part of the Africa Zone and the wider IFRC Secretariat. The regional office covers 10 countries, namely Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.