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08 Aug 2012 description

JOHANNESBOURG, 8 août 2012 (IRIN) - Selon l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), les pays du Sahel de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, de la Corne de l'Afrique et de l'Afrique centrale et du Sud - dont plusieurs dépendent principalement des importations de céréales pour nourrir leur population - sont les plus exposés aux conséquences de la hausse des cours mondiaux des céréales.

08 Aug 2012 description
report Radio Okapi

Une épidémie non encore connue a déjà tué quatorze Congolais parmi les trois mille quatorze retournés de l’Angola via les postes frontaliers de Kandjaji et Tshitundu, localités situées à 180 Km au Sud de la ville de Tshikapa (Kasaï-Occidental).Des sources sur place indiquent que ces Congolais sortis volontairement de l’Angola fuient la propagation de cette maladie qui se manifeste par la diarrhée sanguine dans les localités de Tshinguvu, Lukata et d’autres zones minières de la province de Lunda Nord (Angola).

07 Aug 2012 description

Luanda - The Republic of Angola will get Usd 1000 out of a 1.2 million grant recently delivered by Brazil to the UN Infant and Children Education Fund (UNICEF) to assist children and women in situations of food shortage in ten countries of Africa and Asia.

06 Aug 2012 description

JOHANNESBURG, 6 August 2012 (IRIN) - As global grain prices begin to climb, the Sahel countries of West Africa, those in the Horn, and in central and southern Africa - many of which depend mainly on imported cereals to feed their people - are most exposed to the impact of more expensive food, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Around the world plenty of people are already living with high food prices, and more will be joining them.

02 Aug 2012 description
report DanChurchAid

Angola, with 12 million landmines, has a tremendous need to clear up the deadly remains of 27 years’ civil war. DanChurchAid can now speed up the process with a new demining machine donated by the A.P. Møller Foundation’s Support Fund.

01.08.2012 by DanChurchAid

Mini MineWolf is the name of the machine, which can help a mine clearance worker remove mines from an area of up to 180 square metres in a day, where a person without help from a Mini MineWolf would only be able to clear 30-40 square metres.

01 Aug 2012 description



Appeal Amount: $39,350 (For long-term work)

Aug. 1, 2012

SITUATION REPORT: Due to Angola's 1975-2002 civil war, large numbers of Angolans fled the country, seeking safety in neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. Others fled the country in 1961 at the time of de-colonization (from Portugal) and stayed across borders for more than 40 years.

01 Aug 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch

Halt Abuses and Undertake Key Reforms Before Elections

(Johannesburg, August 1, 2012) –The Angolan government is responsible for numerous incidents of political violence, intimidation of protesters, and crackdowns on peaceful demonstrations that might have a negative impact on the August 31, 2012 parliamentary elections, Human Rights said in a report released today. The government should end its crackdown on peaceful protests and the media with the start of the election campaign on August 1.

01 Aug 2012 description

In southern and central Malawi, it is estimated that 1.63 million people (11% of the population) are food insecure, and will require support for 3 to 8 months.

A mutiny by a group of military personnel occured in the early hours of 22nd July 2012 at a camp near the Antananarivo airport.

An estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought, and an estimated 533,000 children under age 5 could be affected by various levels of malnutrition.

31 Jul 2012 description

Overview 2011/12 Crop Production Season

  • Regional cereal harvest (maize, rice, wheat, sorghum and millet) dropped by 4% in 2012 compared to 2011,but still 5% above five year average - 2012 harvest lowest in past 3 years
  • Compared to 2011 harvest, all countries experienced a decrease in cereal production except Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania, estimated to have some increases
Overview 2012/13 Marketing Year: Cereal Balance
  • Overall regional maize surplus of 57,000 metric tonnes projected in current marketing year, down 98% from 2.73 million …
31 Jul 2012 description


Regional Food Security Outlook

  • Late onset and prolonged dry spells resulted in depressed production in many parts of the region

  • Projected 2012/13 regional maize surplus down 98% compared to 2011/12

  • SADC harvest lowest in past 3 years

  • Malnutrition levels remain very high in the SADC region

  • Some food insecure populations require immediate humanitarian assistance

  • 3% drop in 2012 cereal harvest compared to 201

27 Jul 2012 description

UNHCR operational highlights

  • The crisis in Eastern DRC has caused close to 220,000 new displacements in North Kivu since April 2012. In total, over 747,000 people are now IDPs throughout the province. In addition, over 48,000 refugees have been registered in Rwanda and Uganda this year.

26 Jul 2012 description

Luanda - The National De-mining Institute (INAD) has technical and human resources to implement three types of land- mine clearance in Angola, as part of humanitarian process performed by the institution.

The INAD managing director, Leonardo Severino Sapalo announced this Monday in Luanda.

The procedures included the manual, mechanical and dogs de-mining.

The last method will be implemented in the coming days, following the successful training of INAD staff by trainers from Bosnia, in some country's provinces, especially Luanda and Bengo.

24 Jul 2012 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation.

The situation

23 Jul 2012 description

Luanda, Angola - Over the last three years, some 400,000 Angolans living in the capital, Luanda, and in the western province of Moxico have improved access to clean water and sanitation facilities through a combined boost to infrastructure building and water sector management capacity.

This is part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) overall effort to support the authorities put in place an effective water and sanitation system, through legislation and decentralisation of public service delivery, while ensuring community involvement and local ownership.

23 Jul 2012 description



20 Jul 2012 description

FAO chief addresses summit of Portugese-speaking countries in Maputo

20 July 2012, Maputo - Portuguese-speaking countries have found the right approach to tackling the hunger problem - by a combined effort of governments, civil society and the private sector, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) today.

20 Jul 2012 description

Executive Summary

This document reports the findings of a UNICEF/UNESCO Mapping of Global DRR Integration into Education Curricula consultancy. The researchers were tasked with capturing key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction in the curriculum, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed and ones still lacking and reviewing learning outcomes.
The methodology employed has been one of meta-research of available literature and case study documentary research into the experiences of thirty countries.

19 Jul 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

On 22 July, experts will gather in Washington, D.C., for the International AIDS Society’s biennial conference on rolling back the HIV and AIDS epidemic. UNICEF will host a leadership forum stressing the need for innovation in eliminating new HIV infections in children. This story is part of a series illustrating UNICEF's efforts on behalf of children and women affected by HIV.

By Olívio Gambo

18 Jul 2012 description

A year has passed since Angola saw its most recent case of polio; yet children in the capital, Luanda, continue to be missed

On 7 July 2012, Angola achieved a significant milestone – a year without a single case of polio. Its last case dates to 7 July 2011, from Uige province, and was a new importation from neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). Angola’s last indigenous case due to its re-established transmission virus dates back to March 2011.