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- Govt. Angola: EU releases EURO 12 million for Resilience Programmes. 20 Jun 2019
- HALO: Angola invests $60m to clear landmines from Earth’s ‘last wild place’. 18 Jun 2019
- Govt. Angola: UNICEF grants AKZ 460 million to combat drought. 21 Jun 2019
- MAG: Towards a landmine-free Angola. 17 Jun 2019
- Govt. Angola: OMA launches campaign to support drought victims. 13 Jun 2019
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 77 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
1. Situation Update
FAO Conference side event looks at challenges in Africa in meeting the 2025 Malabo hunger eradication goal
25 June 2019, Rome - Stepped up and concerted actions are needed in Africa if the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger and the more ambitious Malabo hunger target are to be met, Member Countries were told during an event on the sidelines of the 41st Session of the FAO Conference.
In Angola, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed. See ‘Central Africa’ section below for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
APERÇU DE LA SITUATION
• 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.
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
Date of issue: 18 June 2019
Data as reported by: 16 June 2019
1. Situation update
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.
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.