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12 Sep 2019 description

Dundo - The process of voluntary and spontaneous repatriation of refugees from the DR Congo, who were sheltered at the Lóvua camp, in the north-eastern Luanda Norte Province since May 2017, has ended with the return home of about 14,724 Congolese citizens.

The voluntary repatriation process started last August 19, when a group of refugees unilaterally decided to return to the country of origin voluntarily and spontaneously.

12 Sep 2019 description

Lubango - The National Civil Protection Commission on Wednesday delivered 320 tonnes of foodstuff to support the drought-stricken population in southern Huila province.

The bulk includes 270 tonnes of food and 50 tonnes of clothing and soap.

Some 173,777 people are affected by drought in the province.

The Provincial Commission distributed from February-August this year 555 tons of goods to assist over 40,000 families affected by phenomenon.

05 Sep 2019 description

The 11,910 refugees are part of the bulk settled in Lóvua shelter centre, Angola's eastern Lunda Norte province, who unilaterally decided to return voluntarily and spontaneously to their home land (DRC) on August 19.

Speaking to the press, at the end of his 72-hour working visit to Lunda Norte province, the official regretted the condition of the refugees stranded in that locality, waiting for the Congolese government to create transport conditions for distribution to their respective areas.

04 Sep 2019 description

Dundo - The Secretary of State for Social Action, Lúcio de Amaral, traveled this Tuesday to the border of Tchicolondo, Cambulono municipality, in the course of his working visit to the province of Lunda Norte, to verify in loco the transition conditions of Congolese refugees.

These are the refugees who were settled in Lóvua camp, Lunda Norte, who on 19 August decided unilaterally to return to their country of origin.

03 Sep 2019 description

Ondjiva - At least twelve million Euros were made available for implementation of social projects in the provinces of Cunene, Huíla and Namibe, as part of the implementation of the Program for Strengthening Resilience, Food Security and Nutrition in Angola (FREZAN).

FREZAN is a program launched in October 2018, funded by the European Union, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

31 Aug 2019 description

Dundo - Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo based in Lóvua camp, who have decided to stay in Angola, have the support of the Angolan Government, according to the agreement reached at the tripartite meeting between Angola, UNHCR and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The information was released Thursday in Dundo, by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Angola, Philippa Candler, at the end of a meeting with Lunda Norte governor Ernesto Muangala.

29 Aug 2019 description

Luanda - The United Nations has made available USD 465 million for the implementation of projects designed to mitigate the effects of the drought hitting the southern provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene.

The announcement was made last Wednesday by the UN resident co-ordinator in Angola, Pier Paolo Balladelli, in the end of a meeting with the National Assembly (parliament) Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

According to the diplomat, the project, dubbed “Resilience Framework”, is to be implemented in a period of four years.

29 Aug 2019 description

Dundo -At least 5.379 refugees have returned to Central Kassai province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as part of voluntary and spontaneous repatriation started on February 19.

The process is underway with the support of the Angolan Government.

To ensure the speed-up of the process, the Angolan government increased to ten the number of trucks that continue to transport refugees who have voluntarily decided to return to their home country.

28 Aug 2019 description

Luanda - At least 1,220 areas of Angola are still affected by landmines, especially the provinces of Cuando Cubango, Moxico, Cuanza Sul and Bie.

This fact was released Tuesday, in Luanda, by the head of the office of Exchange and Cooperation of the National Inter-sectoral Commission on Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Adriano Gonçalves.

The official, who was speaking to journalists, on the sidelines of the Workshop on the National Strategy for the Mine Action Sector in Angola, said that the country needs US $ 300 million to be mine free by the year 2025.

21 Aug 2019 description

Dundo - Exactly two years ago (2017), the Republic of Angola reached out to 35,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), welcomed in Lunda Norte province, due to the extreme and widespread violence caused by political tensions in their country.

It was undoubtedly the largest migratory movement of DRC citizens towards Angola, according to official data from the authorities of both countries and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

19 Aug 2019 description

Matala - More than 500,000 children aged from six months to five years old, have been vaccinated against poliomyelitis in the provinces of Huambo, Bié, Cuando Cubango, Cunene and Huíla.

According to the Health minister, Sílvia Lutukuta, the vaccination campaign which started last Friday expects to reach 1.184.687 children in the region.

Sílvia Lutukuta disclosed the information to the press on Saturday while visiting the central Huila province to oversee the National Vaccination Programme against Poliomyelitis in southern region of Angola.

19 Aug 2019 description

Dundo - Angola's ministers of Defense, Salviano de Jesus Sequeira, and Social Action, Family and Woman Promotion, Faustina Fernandes Alves, started assessing this Monday, in eastern Lunda Norte, the current situation of the Democratic Republic of Congo refugees.

The visit of the Angolan officials comes after at least 8,000 refugees out of the overall 23,600 located in Lóvua, eastern Lunda Norte, abruptly decided to walk out of Angola.

In Dundo city, the refugees walked an overall distance of 80 to 90 kilometers towards Angola/DRC border.

17 Aug 2019 description

Ndalatando - At least 108,925 kilometres of roads and 9,668 kilometres of power lines have been cleared of landmines in the country over the past 17 years, said on Friday the minister of Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion, Faustina Fernandes Alves.

During the opening of the National Campaign for Mine Risk Education and Prevention and Other Remnants of War, The minister also said that another 10,000 kilometres, where the fibre optic cables pass, were also cleared.

23 Jul 2019 description

Saurimo - The placement of 30 experts (doctors and staff of the National Civil Protection and Fire Brigade) trained in the border area with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to contain Ebola is among the measures adopted, as from Monday by the health authorities Lunda Sul province.

Angola, with a territorial extension of 1,246,700 kilometers, shares 2,511 km of border with DR Congo.

The outbreak, which hits the neighboring country, is the third in recent years, and Angolan health authorities have long been prepared to deal with a possible health emergency.

13 Jul 2019 description

Cambulo - At least 205,688 children between the ages of zero and five, out of the ten municipalities that make up the province of Lunda Norte, will be vaccinated as of today (Friday), during a three-day vaccination campaign against polio.

04 Jul 2019 description

Lubango - A delegation from the MPLA parliamentary group is assessing on Wednesday the consequences of the drought in the municipalities of Gambos and Chibia, province of Huíla.

Speaking to ANGOP, the leader of the MPLA parliamentary group, Américo Cuononoca, said that the visit will also serve to convey a word of comfort and solidarity to the victims of this phenomenon.

"We could not remain indifferent," said the politician, who emphasized that Huíla is the country's largest population center after Luanda.

21 Jun 2019 description

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.