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21 Jun 2019 description

Ondjiva - At least 460 million Kwanzas were made available by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to assist the 857,443 people affected by the drought in the province of Cunene since October 2018.

The information was released on Thursday in Ondjiva at a meeting with local partners, by the UNICEF representative in Angola, Abubacar Mamadbhay Soltan, noting that the amount is intended for programs related to access to water and sanitation, nutrition, education and child protection.

21 Jun 2019 description

Luanda - Angolan head of State João Lourenço on Thursday called for permanent engagement in search for support for the thousands people affected by drought in the southern region of the country.

The president made the appeal through his Twitter account in which, he predicted the looming of tough period – July, August and September- for the southern region of Angola.

He said that millions of Angolans should continue to stand together to save lives in drought-hit communities.

"Be supportive, donate what you can," wrote the President of the Republic.

20 Jun 2019 description
report World Bank

Highlights

  • In 2016, the World Bank Group stepped up its engagement in situations of conflictinduced forced displacement at the global and country levels and adopted a new approach to its engagement that recognizes displacement as a development challenge that must be addressed to attain the World Bank Group’s twin goals.

  • Since fiscal year 2016, the Bank Group’s analytical, financial, and operational support has become more aligned with its stated development approach building on lessons from past engagements. This is an important shift.

20 Jun 2019 description

By Carol Thompson O'Connell

According to the United Nations, every 20 minutes a person is forced to leave behind everything to escape war, persecution, or terror. Today, more than 70 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, the highest number on record.

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a global observance dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of refugees around the world. It's also a day to stand with these individuals and to let them know they have the support of the international community.

20 Jun 2019 description
report Médecins du Monde

The world is currently in the midst of the largest refugee crisis since World War II

From Honduras to Bangladesh, millions of people have been uprooted by conflict and poverty

An unprecedented 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, and 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes every day due to conflict or persecution.

This World Refugee Day, we are honoring and celebrating the resilience of refugees from around the world, who are struggling to survive in incredibly difficult circumstances.

20 Jun 2019 description

Lubango - European Union spent Euros 12 million on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) programmes to assist more than 800,000 vulnerable families in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene, as part of Resilience, Food and Nutrition Security in Angola (FRESAN).

FRESAN studies conducted in 2017 points to 1.1 million people as being affected by drought as a result of climate change, in those province.

The figure is accounted for 12 percent of the rural population of Huíla, 99% in Namibe and 97 % in Cunene.

19 Jun 2019 description

In the past week, MSF teams working with migrants in Coatzacoalcos and Tenosique have witnessed a number of mass arrests.

Migrants forced underground are not receiving the medical services they need. Far from being humane, the Mexican government’s repressive border policy condemns migrants to greater suffering.

19 Jun 2019 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Le Fonds Humanitaire de la RDC a alloué des fonds à des organisations dont les projets ont démarré en mai.
En 2018, 2,54 millions de personnes ont pu bénéficier d’une assistance grâce au Fonds.

• Les acteurs de la province de la Tshopo estiment qu’elle est hors des radars des acteurs humanitaires et de développement. Elle mérite plus d’attention.

19 Jun 2019 description

MSF denuncia que las políticas represivas del Gobierno de México están provocando cada vez más sufrimiento entre la población migrante y los demandantes de asilo

19 Jun 2019 description

Date of issue: 18 June 2019

Data as reported by: 16 June 2019

1. Situation update

18 Jun 2019 description

89,508 refugee returnees (2014 - 2019)

This figure includes voluntary repatriation from Kenya (83,845) and Assisted Spontaneous returnees from Yemen (4,298) as well as 1,365 returnees from other countries such as Djibouti (783), Libya (394), Sudan (143), Eritrea (34), Pakistan, Gambia, Angola, Cambodia and others. Somali refugees from these or other countries who return spontaneously without assistance from the UNHCR are not included.

18 Jun 2019 description
report HALO Trust

The HALO Trust seeks additional funds to safeguard the entire Okavango watershed in the Angolan highlands

LONDON-LUANDA – A major new conservation initiative was announced today between landmine clearance charity The HALO Trust and the Government of Angola.

The event was hosted by Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, and saw Paula Coelho, Angola’s Minister for the Environment, announce that her government will invest $60 million through HALO in an initiative to clear landmines surrounding the Angolan Okavango watershed.

17 Jun 2019 description
  • What is containment all about? WHO has developed a new animated video to help explain poliovirus containment and why it is needed to secure a lasting polio-free world.
17 Jun 2019 description

By Jane Cocking

Decades ago Angola was an agricultural breadbasket – self-sufficient in all major food crops and exporting many others. More than a million landmines have contributed to a legacy of war which has left rural communities decimated, fearful and unable to make use of Angola’s natural gifts to produce food and income to thrive.

16 Jun 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 75 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

14 Jun 2019 description

Global Environment Facility approves $179 million to support FAO-led projects

14 June 2019, Rome - FAO today welcomed a decision by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to provide $179 million to support the UN agency's work with countries worldwide at the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment. This includes projects focussed on biodiversity conservation, transboundary water resources management, sustainable land management, highly hazardous pesticide remediation, and climate change adaptation.