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01 Feb 2007 description

Geneva, 1 February 2007 - Recent flooding in Luanda, Benguela and other western Angolan provinces have resulted in the deaths of some 90 people and have contributed to a worsening cholera outbreak.

The members of ACT in Angola are coordinating their responses under the umbrella of the ACT forum.

As the rains are expected to increase between the end of February and early April, the ACT forum, which met with church leaders and other NGOs on January 26, requested groups from member organisations that are trained in emergency preparedness, to assist with water treatment and sanitation …

10 Jul 2006 description

Total Appeal Target : US$ 750,000

25 Apr 2005 description

Appeal Target: US$ 820,976

Geneva, 25 April 2005

Dear Colleagues,

According to UN reports*, remarkable efforts have been achieved already in the repatriation to Angola of nearly four million people, the bulk of them IDPs and refugees from neighbouring countries and as of the end of 2004 two-thirds of the returnees had been repatriated. UNHCR and the Government of Zambia intend to complete the repatriation of the remaining approximately 88,000 comprising 39,763 in camps and settlements, 79 in Lusaka, and estimated 49,000 spontaneously settled refugees.

23 Mar 2005 description

Geneva, March 23, 2005 - Nine consecutive hours of rain on March 11 capped off weeks of heavy rains that have been falling since January in the Dondo Cambambe Municipality, 180 km southeast of Luanda in Angola. The resulting floods have caused major disruptions to life in the area, forcing thousands of people from their homes and destroying hundreds of houses.

Many families lost belongings, and some are facing severe food shortages.

15 Mar 2005 description

Funds Sent To: Igreja Evangélica Reformada de Angola (IERA)

Amount Sent: US$ 25,000

Date: 15 March 2005

Details of Payment

Emergency: Severe flooding in Dondo Cambambe Municipality.

Date of Emergency: March 2005

Implementing Partner: Igreja Evangélica Reformada de Angola (IERA)

09 Mar 2005 description

Appeal Target: US$ 3,611,273

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 2,106,434

Geneva, 9 March 2005

Dear Colleagues,

14 May 2004 description

Geneva, 14 May 2004 - Tens of thousands of Congolese have been expelled from Angola over the past weeks. According to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), some 67,000 Congolese have been registered by local crisis committees after entering DRC's Bandundu and Western Kasai Provinces which border Angola. Official estimates indicate that 80 - 100,000 illegal diamond migrants have been or will be evicted from Angola.

05 Apr 2004 description

Appeal Target: US$ 3,718,783
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 2,295,783

Geneva, 5 April 2004

Dear Colleagues,

17 Feb 2003 description

Appeal Target: US$ 4,395,464
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 4,192,699

Geneva, 17 February 2003

Dear Colleagues,

The situation in Angola changed drastically when the rebel leader Jonas Savimbi was killed in February 2002. The war is now over and the assistance to Angola can be directed towards immediate rehabilitation and recovery. 3,2 million are displaced and need to return to their home areas and restart their lives. The same applies to 440,000 refugees in neighbouring countries and 464,000 ex UNITA soldiers and their families.

26 Jul 2002 description

Appeal Target: US$ 4,186,437
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 3,359,937

Geneva, 26 July 2002

Dear Colleagues,

20 Jun 2002 description

Geneva, 20 June 2002 - Although celebrated as a remarkable breakthrough after 27 years of war, the cease-fire brought by The Lusaka Protocol will not be able to immediately heal the wounds of this war-torn country. The wounds are so deep that they place Angola in the category of one of the countries 'with the worst humanitarian situation in the world'. According to UNICEF statistics, one Angolan child dies every three minutes.

24 May 2002 description

Geneva May 24, 2002 - The people crossing the small bridge on their way to the town of Lobito in western Angola are mostly women and children. "The young men between 18 and 30 are missing", says William Temu, World Council of Churches (WCC) Africa secretary, who travelled to Angola recently as a member of a WCC staff team. All the places the team visited were the same: the young men are missing. They have either died or are still in the bush * a striking effect of the protracted civil war of 25 years.