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19 Apr 2018 description

OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES

Protection

  • Protection services are provided to refugees living in urban communities and include physical safety, special protection for children against exploitation and abuse, assistance for persons with specific needs, legal protection, psychosocial support, and SGBV prevention and response.

  • Strengthening of targeted services and assistance for persons with specific needs is a priority.

Registration

19 Apr 2018 description

13,515 Refugees in Lóvua

24,762 Refugees receiving assistance in Lunda Norte

3,364 Households Persons with disabilities

57% Children <18 years old Unaccompanied and Separated Children

50% Women

720 Households headed by women

6,287 Refugees under education age

41 Villages occupied vs 53 planned

17 Apr 2018 description

CONTEXT

35,411 Refugees registered in Lunda Norte

24,262 Receiving food Assistance

13,515 Refugees in Lóvua settlement

10,747 Refugees in Dundo Town

77% Of the Congolese refugees are women and children

9,849 Refugee household

17 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Lassa fever in Liberia

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia

  • Cholera in Uganda

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger

17 Apr 2018 description

Cuito - At least 2,650 people have been displaced when their residences were destroyed following downpour that hit the central Bie province April this year.

The fact was confirmed Monday by the director of Institutional and Press Communication Office of Interior Ministry in Bié, the prison inspector, José Capingãla Daniel.

He said in addition to houses, the rainfall also destroyed schools, health and religious facilities and farmlands.

He guaranteed assistance to the victim by Fire-Fighter Department and provincial Social Welfare.

13 Apr 2018 description

The humanitarian situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has drastically worsened over the last year. More than 13.1 million people urgently require humanitarian assistance throughout the country and violence has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes, including some 750,000 who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.

13 Apr 2018 description

Rainfall brings some relief to Ethiopia, but causes flooding and fatalities in Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

12 Apr 2018 description

Ndalatando - The governor of the northern Cuanza Norte province José Maria Ferraz dos Santos has called for the need to work on the prevention and containment of the dengue outbreak, hitting the region since early this month.

The governor urged the religious and traditional entities as well as members of civil society to get engaged in combat the disease.

The appeal was launched Wednesday at a meeting he held with the members of the Community Consultation Council.

10 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • More than 13,118 cholera / AWD cases and 201 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

10 Apr 2018 description
report CARE

(Kinshasa, 10 April 2018) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.

Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four times the amount secured in 2017.

10 Apr 2018 description
report New Era

Nuusita Ashipala
Ongwediva

Following heavy rainfall in Angola a second flood wave could swamp northern Namibia in the next four days, confirmed a hydrologist responsible for the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin in Namibia.
Leonard Hango said Ondjiva is currently under water and it is expected the flood that hit Ondjiva will spill over into Namibia.

“Efundja is on its way, it has been recorded in Angola, but it is yet to overflow into Namibia,” said the Cuvelai-Etosha basin hydrologist.

Ondjiva is located about 45 km from Oshikango.

10 Apr 2018 description

Luanda - Thirteen million children are being vaccinated against measles, rubella and poliomyelitis across the country, during a campaign started Monday, Angop has learnt from official sources.

Children up to five years will be immunised against measles and rubella, while those aged from nine months to fourteen years will be vaccinated against polio.

The Ministry of Health has created 5,935 teams to ensure the success of the campaign.

Luanda tops the list, mostly in Viana municipality - about 1 million children.

09 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Listeriosis in South Africa

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

08 Apr 2018 description

Despite recent rainfall, western Ethiopia remains dry

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

07 Apr 2018 description

Luanda - At least 230,000 Angolan families will receive agricultural and livestock production and recovery projects in the coming years, under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA), worth USD50 million.

The amount spent on these projects, launched on Thursday, could reach USD 90 million, said Friday in Luanda the FIDA chairperson Gilbert Houngbo.

Houngbo confirmed this to the press at the end of an audience granted by the Vice President of Republic, Bornito de Sousa.