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- UNICEF: Angola's drought takes heavy toll on children's education. 2 Oct 2019
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- UNICEF: Where drinking water is a 90-minute walk away. 2 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Cunene records rainfall after 12-month drought. 14 Oct 2019
- WHO: Angola conducts review and validation of data on Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Drought affects over 200,000 in Huila. 9 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Angola: Govt reiterates fight against drought in southern region. 4 Oct 2019
Southern Africa is projected to be one of one of the most vulnerable regions to the impacts of climate change. Floods and cyclones affected several countries and more than 400,000 people across the region were affected in 2018. The estimated population in the sub region is over 340 million. With 60 per cent of the population living in urban areas, this rise in urbanization means more youth are living in towns where employment opportunities are limited leading to increased crime and other socio – economic development challenges.
More than 7,000 families deported from neighbouring Angola and now back in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have received financial assistance in the border town of Kamako, in Kasai Province. This support will enable them to pay for their travel to be reunited with their loved ones or to improve their living conditions.
Plus de 7000 familles, retournées et expulsées d’Angola, ont reçu une assistance financière dans la ville frontière de Kamako, dans la province du Kasaï, au centre de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ce soutien leur permet, pour les uns, de trouver un moyen de transport pour rejoindre leurs proches et, pour d’autres, d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie.
François doit retrouver sa famille à Kananga, la capitale de la province voisine du Kasaï-Central : « j'ai deux enfants malades et ici, je n'ai aucun médicament à leur donner »
50,000 people are currently trapped near the border town of Kamako (Kasaï province, Democratic Republic of the Congo) with no resources, after being expelled from Angola.
Many have had to abandon everything they own and have no means of continuing the journey to their home regions. Some have a few possessions with them, carrying their mattresses on their heads or their furniture on the baggage rack of a bicycle. But most have had to sell whatever possessions they had managed to save in order to pay for food or transport.
By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC
Overcrowded and busy, the Barumbu vaccination site in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been a hive of activity since opening its doors at 7 o’clock on this particular morning.
Like many other health zones in the country, people are lining up to get their yellow fever vaccination, following an outbreak of the potentially deadly disease.