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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
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.
On 3rd May 2019 we celebrated BP’s $1.2 million grant to HALO’s landmine clearance in Angola at a signing ceremony in the capital, Luanda.
HALO has been working in Angola for almost 25 years, removing landmines, saving lives and providing jobs for local people—clearing over 860 minefields and destroying 97,000 landmines.
In 2017 we launched our 100 Women in Demining project in Angola, empowering Angolan women by training and employing them to remove the landmines that threaten their communities.
BP ANGOLA COMMITS $1.2 MILLION FOR PIONEERING LANDMINE CLEARING IN ANGOLA WITH THE HALO TRUST
Cash injection will support the HALO Trust’s 100 Women in Demining project, designed to employ and empower more women in humanitarian mine action in rural Angola
The project aims to safely clear the land equivalent of 40 football fields
Supports the Angolan Government’s goal to be mine-impact free by 2025, in line with its obligations to the Ottawa Landmine Treaty
PORTO – The Global Fund applauds Portugal’s pledge of €750,000 to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment, which is more than triple its previous commitment.
“The Portuguese Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs have the pleasure to announce this important contribution to a cause that is not only ours, but with which we feel committed to, because we are aware that solidarity and sharing efforts are key instruments to ensure more and better health for all, leaving no one behind,” said Dr. Raquel Duarte, Secretary of State for Health of Portugal.
The Global Fund has been investing in six of the lusophone countries - Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Leste - since our inception in 2002. They have been strong advocates of increased resources for the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Their sustained commitment, coupled with strategic partnerships and increased domestic financing, has led to transformative results.
Almost 60 million people around the world have been forced from home and needs are rising fast. But there is a growing gap in the funds available to protect them. Support from the private sector injects new and vital energy into finding responses to refugee needs. Some of the world's leading companies are already helping UNHCR to maximize our impact and improve our capacity to make a difference by delivering lifesaving assistance and sustainable solutions for millions of families worldwide.
The month of October saw the highest number of Start Fund awarded responses in one single month. From awarding responses to cross-border displacement in Ecuador and Peru to anticipating a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) it was the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts from 15 were activated. In comparison, the previous highest alerting month which was August 2016 had 11 alerts, of which 7 were activated.
Over 257,800 people have returned from northeastern Angola to the greater Kasai region of DRC since 1 October. During displacement, DRC nationals have experienced violence and human rights abuses, and many have arrived with almost nothing. Food, medical, protection and shelter interventions are required, as the host communities in greater Kasai were themselves already facing severe food insecurity and a cholera outbreak.
Anticipated scope and scale
In a high-security building in Kampala, Uganda, a man leads a group of sleuths investigating a potential killer. While they may go about their work with the meticulousness of police detectives, they are actually a different type of investigator. Professor Moses Joloba, Director of Uganda's Supranational Reference Laboratory, leads his team to pursue TB – the world’s leading killer among infectious diseases. The disease killed more than 1.6 million people around the world in 2017.
The HALO Trust is to partner with Cazengo Coffee, who will be offering Angolan coffee to the US market for the first time in 40 years and contributing a share of sales to landmine clearance in Angola.
Angola’s battle for independence from Portugal, followed by a civil war that lasted for decades, devastated Angola its agricultural economy. Previously Angola had been the fourth largest coffee producer in the world.
Two decades ago, Diana Princess of Wales walked in Angola’s minefields. In doing so, she captured the conscience of states, civil society and the public and helped inspire the final successful push to achieve the groundbreaking 1997 Ottawa Treaty banning landmines. States, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and campaigners came together in a way that changed the world.
Cuito Cuanavale, Angola—site of the largest battle on African soil since World War II and a potent symbol of Angola’s brutal civil war.
As the world observes UN Disarmament Week, this week marked a symbolic milestone in Angola’s National Disarmament Campaign.
Since 2005, a total of 125,000 weapons have now been destroyed in a campaign supported by HALO with funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.
Armyworm spread has undermined hopes for a better harvest this year, with swathes of southern, eastern and western Africa infested
By Umberto Bacchi
ROME, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The fall armyworm - which decimates fields as it marches ever forward - has spread to Angola as the caterpillar eats its way through southern Africa, a U.N. agency said.
The HALO Trust has been awarded a grant of $550,000 from the Government of Japan to conduct humanitarian demining and clearance of ordnance in Angola. The grant enables HALO to employ 50 Angolan demining staff for a period of 12 months.
The grant comes from the Japan’s Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). A signing ceremony to commemorate the grant was held in Luanda on 9 March 2017, at the official residence of the Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Angola, His Excellency Hironori Sawada.
"This is concerning and may indicate that there's a bigger story beginning to emerge in Africa"
By Sally Hayden
LONDON, Jan 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drug widely used to cure malaria has failed for the first time in patients being treated in Britain, raising questions over whether the parasite is becoming resistant to drugs, researchers said on Tuesday.
by Beh Lih Yi | @BehLihYi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 11 November 2016 10:54 GMT
Three fifths of the 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year lived in just 10 countries
By Beh Lih Yi
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sixty percent of the world's 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality.
Angola is considered an ‘extreme risk’ in Maplecroft’s Drought Risk Index 2013, and is ranked 17 out of 197 countries globally (where a lower score indicates a greater risk). The United Nations (UN) estimates that over 1.8 million people were affected by drought in July and August 2013, with five provinces in the south of the country – Cunene, Namibe, Cuando Cubango, Huila and Benguela – particularly afflicted by persistent drought conditions.
August 27, 2012
The Global Fund and Angola signed a US$56 million agreement in June which consolidated all current malaria grants in the country into a single grant. The goal of the program, which has been supported by Chevron, is to reduce malaria-related morbidity by 60% in Angola by 2016.