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09 Dec 2019 description
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(Ondjiva, 8 December 2019): The United Nations Resident Coordinator for Angola, Paolo Balladelli, today called on the international community and humanitarian organizations to scale-up their support for people living on the frontlines of the climate crisis in southern Angola. “Southern Angola is experiencing the devastating consequences of climate change. Temperatures in 2019 were the highest in 45 years and drought is driving increasing hunger and malnutrition, especially in Cunene, Huíla, Bié and Namibe provinces,” said Mr. Balladelli, during a mission to Cunene Province.

07 Dec 2019 description
report UN Security Council

CS/14041

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8679E SÉANCE – APRÈS-MIDI

(En raison des problèmes de trésorerie qui affectent notre Organisation, le résumé complet de la réunion sera disponible ultérieurement.)

LA SITUATION EN AFRIQUE CENTRALE - S/2019/913

Déclarations

07 Dec 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SC/14041

Security Council
8679th Meeting (PM)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meeting of the Security Council is available at this time. The complete summary will be issued later as Press Release SC/14041.

Briefings

06 Dec 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Southern Africa is warming at about twice the global rate and has been buffeted by multiple and compounding shocks.

Some 12 million people in nine countries across the region are experiencing severe food insecurity.
Consecutive shocks have exhausted families’ resilience and decimated their livelihoods.

Families are adopting extreme coping mechanisms, including child labour, child trafficking, early marriage and transactional sex.

KEY MESSAGES

06 Dec 2019 description

According to a spokesman for the Civil Protection and Fire Department in Huila, third assistant Chief, Inocêncio Hungulo, a lightning struck a house on the Kalepi plateau in Alto-Chiva, causing the death of the couple and three underage children.

The incident also resulted in the injury of a relative who was on visit.

The official said the locality has experienced heavy rains in recent days and is devoid of lightning rods, being a plateau zone and prone to lightning.

05 Dec 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Protracted and new disasters have impacted a staggering number of people in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in 2020, will require substantial effort in terms of emergency preparedness and response strategies, mechanisms, tools and partnerships. More than 35 million people in the region, including nearly 18 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance due to climate-related shocks, health emergencies, conflict, poverty and displacement.

04 Dec 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

In southern Angola, an estimated 2.3 million people continue to face food insecurity and are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the worsening and prolonged drought conditions. The rains have failed for the last eight months, with less than 50 millimetres of rain recorded during this period. More than 421,000 people are food insecure in the 23 communes surveyed. This number is projected to increase to nearly 562,000 by February 2020, with 50 per cent of communes classified as experiencing crisis levels of food insecurity.

03 Dec 2019 description

Au 31 Octobre 2019, le nombre total des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est de 7,457. Cette population est composée de 37% de Congolais (RDC), 23% de Tchadiens, 30% de Sud Soudanais, 5% de Soudanais et 4% des autres nationalités. Elle est composée à 51 % de femmes et 49% d'hommes. Les enfants représentent 59% contre 38% d'adultes et 3% de personnes âgées. 45% des réfugiés sont dans la Préfecture du Haut Mbomou, 19% dans Bamingui-Bangoran, 33% à Bangui et 3% dans la Ouaka

02 Dec 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Renewed violence in North and South Kivu prompts new displacement and hinders humanitarian assistance efforts

  • An estimated 15.9 million people face acute food insecurity through December

  • Ongoing measles outbreak results in approximately 250,000 suspected cases and 5,110 related deaths as of November

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 62 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

02 Dec 2019 description

Luanda, 02 December 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are supporting the efforts of the Angolan Government to end a polio outbreak that started in May this year.

In response to the outbreak that has already affected 49 children as of date, the government has vaccinated 4.5 million children in targeted districts in 15 of the 18 provinces of the country.

29 Nov 2019 description

Contents

561 Cholera, 2018

568 Global update on Middle East respiratory syndrome, 2019

574 Fact sheet on echinococcosis (updated May 2019)

Sommaire

561 Choléra, 2018

568 Syndrome respiratoire du Moyen-Orient: bilan mondial, 2019

574 Aide-mémoire sur l’échinococcose (mis à jour en mai 2019)

28 Nov 2019 description

Repatriation of Congolese refugees from Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

• The eighth convoy of the organized voluntary repatriation to DRC departed from Lóvua settlement on 27 November at 11:45am, in the direction of Tshikapa, Kasai Province, DRC.

27 Nov 2019 description

Aprehensiones en la frontera sur de los Estados Unidos

  • El año fiscal 2019 registra el número más alto de aprehensiones después del 2007, más del doble del registro final del 2018.

  • Con respecto a las nacionalidades de las personas aprehendidas, 19,6% eran mexicanas, 31% guatemaltecas, 29,8% hondureñas y 10,6% salvadoreñas y tan solo un 9% corresponde a otras nacionalidades.

27 Nov 2019 description

Repatriation of Congolese refugees from Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

• The seventh convoy of the organized voluntary repatriation to DRC departed from Lóvua settlement on 25 November 2019 at 7:30, in the direction of Kalamba Mbuji, Kasai Central Province, DRC.

27 Nov 2019 description

Lomé, 26 November 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today kicked off a four-day regional emergency preparedness workshop in Lomé, Togo for senior public health officials to strengthen the capabilities within West African countries to respond to polio outbreaks.

26 Nov 2019 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Eastern and Southern Africa is the region with the biggest epidemic but the most successful HIV response to date by many measures. More than 1.3 million new HIV infections in children under five have been prevented since 2010, and more than 90 per cent of pregnant women living with HIV receive antiretrovirals. However, progress has been less substantial in other aspects of the response. Annual reductions in new HIV infections among adolescents (aged 10–19), especially girls, have not been fast enough to curb the epidemic.