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17 Aug 2018 description

Introduction

Water is vital for the life of refugees and is used for human consumption, hygiene for clothes washing, showers and for agriculture. Water provision is part of the group of Basic Needs and Essential Services that is implemented by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is included into the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) cluster of the Comprehensive Refugees Response Framework (CRRF). As such, water is always prioritised at the onset of the emergency phase of any humanitarian response as well as during the search for durable solutions.

23 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 890 suspected cases of cholera, including 15 deaths, were reported from January to June in Uige, Cabinda and Luanda Provinces.

  • Throughout the year, 1,250 mobilizers were trained on cholera prevention in Uige and Luanda’s cholera affected communities through door-to-door visits, reaching over 185,000 people.

18 Jul 2018 description

There is a shortage of classrooms to accommodate both refugee and host community students. More trained teachers, sanitation facilities, equipment, and materials are urgently needed.

Only 39 per cent of required maize meal and 28 per cent of the usual amount of pulses will be distributed in August due to funding shortage.

Lack of funding is hampering the transition from emergency shelter to a more permanent housing solution in Lóvua settlement.

Operational Context

17 Jun 2018 description

13,606 Refugees in Lóvua

22,650 Refugees receiving assistance in Lunda Norte

3,343 HouseholdsPersons with disabilities

57% Children <18 years old Unaccompanied and Separated Children

49% Women 725 Households headed by women

4,505 Refugees under education age

41 Villages occupied vs 57 planned

31 May 2018 description
  • Water trucking in Lóvua finishes at the end of May. The first of six boreholes to be drilled, finally reached water at 138 metres.

  • Current Communicating with Communities interventions for the DRC refugees aim to build the capacity of leaders on key family competencies, conflict resolution and service management.

  • Due to the expansion of Lóvua, many villages in the settlement are located far from the existing health centre. Another clinic will be built to improve the services delivery.

KEY FIGURES

18 May 2018 description

Registration of newborns resumed in Lóvua. On Wednesdays, a team from the civil registry will be registering newborn refugees in the settlement.

A Joint Assessment Mission by authorities and partners is on-going until the end of May. The findings will allow the redesign of emergency food-security and nutritional response beyond July 2018.

The borehole drilling has started in Lóvua settlement after a fourmonth delay.

KEY FIGURES

11 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A total of 873 suspected cases of cholera were reported in Uige province, including 13 deaths up from January to 20 April 2018. A total of 493 children under 14 were affected of whom 288 were girls and 205 boys. Additionally, 50 suspected cases of cholera and 2 death were reported in Cabinda province. After an effective initial response, case numbers have reduced to less than 3 cases per week.

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

02 Apr 2018 description

Four schools with three classrooms each opened in Lóvua settlement to welcome 3,339 refugee and host community children who are now attending both primary and secondary school.

A working session on “The Role of Communication in Protecting Refugees”, was held at CIAM in Luanda. This session strengthened media’s perception towards asylum and refugee issues. A training on Refugee

Protection in Emergency and Preparedness counted with several provincial authorities. The workshop engaged in necessary steps of protection in emergency settings.

29 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• A total of 751 suspected cases of cholera were reported in Uige including 13 deaths up to 10 March 2018. A total of 447 children under 14 were affected of which 264 were girls and 183 boys. Additionally, 18 suspected cases of cholera and 1 death were reported in Cabinda province.

20 Mar 2018 description

“Movement restricted”: new policy paper on Congolese refugees in Angola

Between March and July 2017, close to 35,000 Congolese refugees fled atrocities in the Kasai region and sought safety in Angola. While the Angolan government has offered many safety from militia and army attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its treatment of those who have fled is troubling.

24 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners screened 189,305 children for malnutrition, of whom 24,923 children were identified with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and admitted for treatment.

  • 284,184 people were reached with safe water through water trucking, piped water and water treatment at household level with water treatment pills provided by UNICEF and implementing partners.

22 Nov 2017 description

633 individuals, 121 households, were successfully relocated to Lóvua. They received tents and moved to their allocated plots. A total of 4,132 persons are currently living in Lóvua.
The Super Cereal and Super Cereal Plus programme is reinforced with nutrition education, including daily cooking demonstrations.
Refugees benefited from psychosocial support. Children attended group activities with sensory and cognitive stimulation, creativity, reward, and stress management.

KEY FIGURES

16 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Higher probability of above average seasonal rains in 2017/18, with planting of 2018 cereal crops underway

  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated to be above average

  • Inflation rate declined, but remains at elevated level

  • Improved food security conditions due to larger agricultural output, although higher prices continue to constrain food access

Above-average rains forecast, with planting of 2018 cereal crop underway

15 Nov 2017 description

The Government of Angola announced 31 December 2017 as the new deadline for the relocation of refugees from Cacanda centre to Lóvua settlement.

The emergency shelter design was reviewed and upgraded in line with the new deadline to relocate refugees from Cacanda reception centre to Lóvua settlement.

410 smart solar LED streetlamps will be installed in Lóvua settlement, decreasing protection risks such as SGBV.

KEY FIGURES

75% of Congolese refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children

04 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

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

  • UNICEF has rehabilitated 68 water points in drought affected areas (Namibe and Huila), which provides safe water to 34,000 people, including 15,700 children. In total 175 water points will be rehabilitated by the first quarter of 2018 in an aim to reach 80,000 people with safe water.

06 Sep 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 32,980 refugees currently registered in two reception centers in Dundo, Lunda Norte

  • 1,495 refugees relocated to Lovua as of 15 August

  • 51% of the refugees assisted with food are women and girls, and over 50% are children under 18 years

Highlights

  • WFP reached 28,112 refugees in July through general food distribution (GFD).

05 Sep 2017 description
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In Lóvua, there are currently 1,495 refugees living in the settlement, the next relocation is scheduled for 31 August from Cacanda reception centre.

A Child Friendly Space has been established in Lóvua with 264 children out of 754 attending in the first week of operation.

Malaria cases have decreased, however due to the start of the rainy season this trend is expected to invert.

KEY FIGURES

75%
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

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).

KEY FIGURES