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19 Dec 2005 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

17 Dec 2005 description

Luanda, 12/17 - The World Bank (WB), European Union (EU) Angola-based Commission and Angolan Government Friday in Luanda signed a USD 13.1 million accord intended to help the country with the demobilisation and social reintegration of ex-militaries, under a national process that started in 2002.

The amount was released by EU, through its Angola-based delegation and will be run by the WB, with participation of the Institute of Social Reintegration of Ex-militaries (IRSM) representing the Angolan Government.

16 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Occupied Palestinian Territories (3) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Guinea (3) Liberia (4) Niger

(E) Southern …

16 Dec 2005 description

Lwena, 12/16 - The International Organisation of Migrations (IOM) has transported this year by road some 20,215 Angolans, who were living in neighbouring Zambia as refugees, from Cazombo district (eastern Moxico Province) to other localities of the country.

According to an IOM official, most of the people have been re-settled in the provinces of Huambo, Bie, Benguela, Kuando Kubango, Luanda, Lunda-Sul, Lunda-Norte.

Meanwhile, officials of that UN organisation are concerned about the bad condition of the roads.

16 Dec 2005 description

Benguela, 12/16 - A total of 20 journalists from Benguela's radio stations will attend this Friday here a seminar on dangers of land mines promoted by the Angola Red Cross jointly with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The meeting aims also to equip the participants with knowledge on the type of information and counselling messages to the people in order to adopt a safe behaviour in areas with mines. This seminar is included in the strategy of education on land mines dangers through the broadcasting stations.

15 Dec 2005 description
report Concern Worldwide

Angola is in southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

14 Dec 2005 description

Ondjiva 12/14 - The Provincial Commission for the Disarmament of Civilians in Southern Cunene province has collected a total of 1,490 assorted weapons from September to November in the municipalities of Kuanhama, Namacunde, Ombandja and Kuvelai.

A note from the Commission made available to Angop reads that the weapons include 82mm mortars, 6,752 rounds of ammunitions and 1,503 assorted explosive devices.

In the same period, the corporation destroyed four anti-tank mines, six anti-personnel landmines, 16 RPG7 grenades, 40 grenades, 11 mortar fuses and 10 hand grenades.

14 Dec 2005 description

Luanda, 12/14 - About 742 disabled people received orthopaedic prostheses in the provinces of Huambo, Bie and Luanda, in an activity carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), from January to September of the current year.

According to a note from this institution, during the same period were distributed 1,410 pairs of crutches, 42 wheel-chairs and equal numbers of other equipments from the Health Ministry .

The technical and financial support of the ICRC contributed with around 50 percent of the prostheses and orthopaedic services supplied recently in Angola …

14 Dec 2005 description

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. government agency for implementation of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), a $1.2 billion, five-year commitment created to dramatically reduce the burden of malaria in Africa. This initiative will be focused, results-based, and will exhibit a high level of financial and programmatic accountability.

14 Dec 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of El Niño:

Synopsis: ENSO-neutral or weak La Niña conditions are likely during the next 6-9 months.

13 Dec 2005 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As the hunger season begins in earnest in Southern Africa, the food security situation is rapidly deteriorating in those countries facing severe food shortages as a result of a poor 2004/05 crop production season. Whatever household food stocks that were available have been drawn down, and levels of purchases are constrained by very high food prices, limited purchasing power and lack of employment opportunities.

13 Dec 2005 description

Kuito, 12/13 - At least 127 tons of maize seeds were distributed this season to peasants of Kunhinga district, in central Bie province, Angop learned.
The seeds were handed supplied by the Irish Non-Governmental Organisation "Concern" to about 17,000 vulnerable families recently resettled in their areas of origin, said a source with the mentioned institution.

According to the source, Concern has also handed over another 22 tons of fertilisers.

13 Dec 2005 description

Kuito 12/13 - Some USD 219,000 were invested this year in the central Bie Province by the Spanish Red Cross (SRC) in socio-professional actions for abandoned youths and traumatised by the armed conflict.

This information was given on Monday in Kuito city by the director of SRC, Vicente Ruiz, stating that among other activities carried out in the current year there is training of 70 youths in carpentry, fashion and sewing, electronics, metalworking, cookery, masonry, as well as family planning and natural medicine, in a period between four to six months.

12 Dec 2005 description

Luanda, 12/12 - A process of search and localisation of anti-personnel landmines stockpile will start in the first quarter of 2006, in response to Article 4 of the Ottawa Convention of which Angola is a signatory.

Under Article 4 of the Mine Ban Treaty all State Parties are obligated to destroy their stockpile, and all antipersonnel landmines under their jurisdiction or control, within four years of entry into force.

12 Dec 2005 description

CAPE TOWN, December 12 (UNHCR) - John Habimani pointed at his painting, showing the bullets flying at his family and the road that brought him from the horrors of Rwanda to the safety of South Africa.

11 Dec 2005 description

Luanda, 12/11 - The provincial department of the Ministry of Ex-Combatants and War Veterans will push to improve the living condition of its affiliates next year, Angop learned Sunday here.

09 Dec 2005 description

This document outlines the global operational priorities identified by the ICRC in 2006. It is based on the yearly internal review and planning process conducted primarily by the 80 field delegations and missions.

09 Dec 2005 description

Huambo, 12/09 - At least 3,183 assorted shells were destroyed over the last seven days in the districts of Caála and Mungo (about 23 and 153 kilometres west and north, of Huambo city, respectively), reads a weekly report from the provincial command of the National Police.