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30 Nov 2005 description

Huambo, 11/30 - At least 4,000 Angolan families who lived as refugees in neighbouring Zambia and Namibia, currently based in central Huambo province, received assorted seeds from the UN Food And Agriculture Organisation (FAO) between May and November this year, Angop learned.

30 Nov 2005 description

Kuito 11/30 - Over USD 5 million were invested from October 2004 to September this year by the US Non-Governmental Organisation, Care International, in Angolan central Bie province's vulnerable populations based in Kuito.

30 Nov 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four Months Lead:

March – May 2006

Southern Africa

The outlook for March-May 2006 southern Africa rainfall at four months lead shows a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across Namibia and locally over western Botswana. There is a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over southern and northern Angola, portions of central and northeastern Zambia, northern Mozambique, Malawi, and portions of southern Tanzania.

East Africa

28 Nov 2005 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction
1. The present fifth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is submitted pursuant to the request of the President of the Security Council contained in his statement of 14 December 2004 (S/PRST/2004/46).

28 Nov 2005 description

Huambo, 11/28 - The World Food Programme (WFP) will cease its food aid to the 2,140 elderly living in communitarian centres and elderly homes in Angola's central Huambo province in December this year, due to dwindling funds being released by international donors, Angop learned Monday here.

According to the head of the provincial department of social welfare and integration in Huambo, Domingos Bonifácio, the last supply of the world organisation for one month for 12 communitarian kitchens and three elderly homes under his institution=B4s control, was released early this month.

25 Nov 2005 description
report Christian Aid

On 24 November 2005 Luís Araujo, the director of SOS Habitat, and twelve others were arrested and beaten while trying to prevent the demolition of more than 300 homes in the suburbs of the Angolan capital Luanda.

Police arrived at 07:00 and began tearing down homes in Cambamba 1 and 2 neighbourhoods. More than three hundred families have been made homeless.

Eyewitnesses report that those arrested had been beaten and several were bleeding from their injuries. Despite heavy rain, the group was held in a building with no roof.

25 Nov 2005 description

Tunis 25 November, 2005 - Farmers in the Bom Jesus commune of Angola will receive grant financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) to support efforts aimed at improving food production in the region. The ADF Board of Directors today in Tunis approved a grant of UA 17.2 million (approximately US$ 24.86 million) to finance the Bom Jesus-Calenga Smallholder Agricultural Development Project.

25 Nov 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter & Non-food items, Water & Santitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Pakistan

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

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Liberia (3) Niger

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Swaziland (7) Zambia (8) …

23 Nov 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One Month Lead:

December 2005 – February 2006 Forecasts for Southern Africa:

22 Nov 2005 description

Luanda, 11/22 - World Bank (WB) representative to Angola, Laurence Clarke, said today in Luanda that his institution's managing board approved five projects estimated at more than USD 170 million, over the three years of mandate in the country.

The projects approved have to do with demobilisation and social integration, estimated at USD 33 million, communitarian actions related to the Social Aid Fund (USD 55 million) and the process of reconstruction of infrastructures that took USD 50 million, Laurence Clarke told a press conference that also served to announce the end of his …

21 Nov 2005 description

Menongue, 11/21 - A total of 2,369 Angolans previously living in the Republics of Namibia, Zambia and Botswana have returned to the southeastern Kuando-Kubango province, from 07 April to 18 October 2006.

18 Nov 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, security, shelter & non0food items, water & santitation

(A) Highlights

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

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

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

(E) Southern Africa: (1) …

18 Nov 2005 description

Before the Committee on Foreign Relations,
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.
November 17, 2005

18 Nov 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

18 Nov 2005 description

Luanda, 11/17 - The visiting Japanese delegation met today in Luanda with the Social Welfare Minister, Joao Baptista Kussumua, from whom it received information on the country's current humanitarian situation.

The team also learned of the current situation of the Angolan refugees and the organized and voluntary repatriation carried out by the Ministry in partnership with the UNHCR, says a press note.

On the occasion, minister Kussumua also informed the Japanese delegation on the state of implementation of the general programme of demobilization and social and economic …

17 Nov 2005 description

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

LUANDA, 17 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - UN World Food Programme (WFP) flights, which bring aid to half a million hungry Angolans and ferry more than a thousand humanitarian workers to remote areas monthly, could soon disappear unless the UN agency receives more funding.

"If we don't get any funds, in two weeks from now we will have to begin cutting back services," WFP's Country Director Rick Corsino told IRIN.

WFP urgently needs $500,000 to keep flights up and running for the next three months, and …