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21 Aug 2017 description
  • 1,495 Congolese refugees have been successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre to Lóvua settlement.

  • Upon arrival in Lóvua, all refugees received medical support, relief items and a one-day food ration.

  • Malaria continues to be the main cause of morbidity with a total of 285 cases recorded during the reporting week.

Key figures

  • 75% Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

  • 33,132 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Dundo area (14 August 2017)

18 Aug 2017 description
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1,495 Refugees in Lóvua site.
33,132 Persons of concern registered in Lunda Norte

471 Families currently in the camp
6.Persons with disabilities.

50% Children (under 18).
12 Unaccompanied and Separated Children.

1 in 4 Households are headed by women.
1,481 Received a onemonth food rations

439 UNHCR family tents distributed.
99% Of the population received non-food items.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 2017 (IPS) - The UN’s refugee agency is relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded temporary shelters in northern Angola to a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.

From April this year, Angola witnessed an influx of refugees—who were fleeing violence in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo—to its Lunda Norte province. The government rushed to manage the situation by setting up temporary centers in Cacanda and Mussunge.

17 Aug 2017 description

Luanda - The Social Welfare minister Wednesday in Luanda reiterated his call to the international community, churches and society, for a relief aid to the 30,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo based in Angola.

Gonçalves Muandumba was speaking to journalists after a ceremony of symbolic delivery of a kit of reproductive health material by the representative of the UN Populations Fund to Angola, Florbela Fernandes.

The handout is part of 3,000 different kits for newly-born babies, children, young people and women.

16 Aug 2017 description

Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country

“I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in my area” says Francisco Muhangenu (50), a senior chief of Lunda Norte Province, Angola, standing between his fellow chiefs during a traditional ritual for blessing the refugee camp site. “We are the same people despite the border line which has separated us.”

16 Aug 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Adrian Edwards – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 15 août 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, et ses partenaires ont commencé à transférer plus de 33 000 réfugiés congolais depuis les centres de réception surpeuplés du nord de l’Angola vers une installation récemment établie à Lóvua, située à quelque 100 km de la frontière avec la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The chronic drought crisis continues to affect an estimated 1.13 million people in the south, including 605,982 children.

• Heavy rains in northern and southern regions at the beginning of the year elevated the risk of cholera outbreaks and other water-borne diseases. As of June 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cholera cases stands at 455 (Soyo – 218, Cabinda – 236, and Luanda – 1. In total 24 deaths have been reported with ten deaths reported in Soyo and 14 in Cabinda. The last fatal case was reported during week 22 in Cabinda.

15 Aug 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have begun relocating over 33,000 Congolese refugees from over-crowded reception centers in northern Angola to a newly established settlement in Lóvua – some 100 km further inland from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

12 Aug 2017 description

On 8 August a total of 351 Congolese refugees (121 families) were successful relocated from Mussungue reception centre to the Lóvua site.

By the end of the current week the full relocation of Mussunge reception centre to Lóvua is expected to be completed.

Malaria infection rates remain similar to past week, 348 in both centres (last week 335 were registered).


12 Aug 2017 description

Introduction to Angola Context:

A complex emergency is unfolding in the Kasaï region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Individuals continue to seek safety in Northern Angola from intercommunal clashes, generalized violence, disorder and a shortage of basic items. Protection concerns and human rights violations have been reported. Most civilians in affected areas are at risk of serious human rights violations, including physical mutilation, killing, sexual violence, arbitrary arrest and detention.

11 Aug 2017 description

Luanda - The embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany has made available one million Euros to mitigate the damage caused to the population of Cunene, due to phenomena such as drought and floods, according to a press release that reached Angop on Thursday.

According to the note, this availability resulted from an effort made by the Angolan government, through the Ministry of Environment and partners, to seek immediate and medium-term solutions to mitigate the effects of drought and floods that has been hitting the province and the people of Cunene.

10 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The latest biometric data indicate that 32,486 refugees from DRC have been registered in Lunda Norte. The majority of this refugee population has found some shelter in the host community, with 8,770 people remaining at the reception centres.

  • At the existing reception centers, UNICEF and partners constructed 110 latrines and 92 shower units to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions benefitting approximately 5,700 people, and have reached 18,293 refugees with hygiene promotion messages.

04 Aug 2017 description

8 August has been confirmed as the starting date of the relocation exercise to transfer refugees from Mussungue reception centre to the Lóvua site.

The rate of new refugee arrivals to Angola remains low with an average of 1 to 5 per day.

Malaria infection rates decreased in Cacanda reception centre with morbidity of 28 per cent (decrease from 47 per cent in the past week).


01 Aug 2017 description


  • prevention of malnutrition among children under 2 years of age.

  • early detection of children with malnutrition and referral of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

Target group:

  • all DRC refugee children 6-23 months registered in Mussungue and Cacanda registration centers (through caregivers).


  • nutritional status monitoring through the measurement of the children’s MUAC1;

01 Aug 2017 description

Bar code technology, commonly used in supermarkets is enabling UNHCR and its partners speed up the delivery of vital assistance to Congolese refugees

DUNDO, Angola - A long queue snakes its way through Cacanda reception centre as people wait patiently to receive their monthly food rations of maize meal, cooking oil and beans. An average of 4,500 people queue daily to receive food and other items like blankets, mosquito nets, buckets and solar lamps.

01 Aug 2017 description

Cuito - About 214 people died in the medical centres of the central Bie Province, in the second quarter of the present year, victims of malaria, a figure that represents nine cases more compared to the first quarter.

The information was given last Monday to ANGOP by the acting head of the provincial department of public health and diseases control, Nelson Stover, when presenting a report on the situation of malaria incidence in the province.

31 Jul 2017 description
  • Approximately 53% of the Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte are children, of which 226 are unaccompanied or separated from their families.

  • The Government of Angola has registered the births of 50 refugee children born in Angola.

  • A total of 25,809 refugees received food during the general food distribution organized in Cacanda reception centre 17-20 July.


  • 75 %Congolese refugees are women and children.