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12 Feb 2019 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Crop production prospects in 2019 favourable in main cereal-producing provinces of centre

  • In southern provinces, however, below-average rainfall diminished production outlook

  • Food prices continued to rise, reflecting lower harvest in 2018 and weaker national currency

  • Food security situation worsened in southern provinces due to persisting dry weather conditions

Reduced rainfall diminishes 2019 production prospects in southern provinces

12 Feb 2019 description

The number of people facing severe hunger in the world has been steadily rising and remains deeply of concern.

Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined.

07 Feb 2019 description

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2009 and FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural andman-made disasters.

30 Jan 2019 description

Dans le cadre de son mandat, le Bureau conjoint des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme (BCNUDH) en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) assure une surveillance étroite de la situation des droits de l’homme et procède à des analyses des tendances relatives à cette situation dans le pays. Ces tendances sont régulièrement partagées avec les autorités afin qu’elles prennent les actions nécessaires, y compris traduire en justice les auteurs présumés des violations des droits de l’homme documentées, et sont présentées à l’occasion de la conférence de presse bimensuelle des Nations Unies.

30 Jan 2019 description

Ondjiva - At least 284.780 people in southern Cunene province affected by drought will benefit, within days, from food assistance, said Tuesday in Ondjiva the Secretary of State for Social Action, Lúcio do Amaral.

Speaking to Angop, on the sidelines of the visit of the multisectoral committee to assess the consequences of the drought in Cunene, the Secretary of State said that next Friday will arrive the first batch of various foodstuffs.

Without advancing the quantity, said that among the food items are rice, maize flour , oil, beans, sugar and soap.

30 Jan 2019 description

Ondjiva - The drought situation in the province of Cunene requires concrete and immediate solutions to reach the population affected by water shortages, said Tuesday in Ondjiva the Minister of Territory Administration and State Reform, Adão de Almeida.

The official made these remarks in a meeting with members of the local government and the Civil Protection and Fire Service, as part of a visit to Cunene to assess the drought, stating that the situation is critical, challenging and requires more pragmatism and action.

24 Jan 2019 description

534.828 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

3.053 réfugiés sont rentrés volontairement de la RDC au Rwanda en 2018.

Travail avec les partenaires

24 Jan 2019 description

534,828 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

3,053 refugees voluntary returned from DRC to Rwanda in 2018.

Working with Partners

■ Together with the DRC Government, working closely with the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR ensures international protection and delivery of multi assistance to persons of concern.

18 Jan 2019 description

Lubango - Studies of the food Resilience and Nutrition Security Programme in Angola (FRESAN) conducted in 2018 indicate that over 1.1 million Angolans living in the southern provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene are affected by drought as a result of the climate change phenomenon.

Such number represents 12 percent of the rural population of Huíla, 99 percent of Namibe and 97 percent of the inhabitants in the rural areas of Cunene.

17 Jan 2019 description
report Carter Center

Contact: Emily Staub, (404) 420-5126; Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org

Carter Center, partners go all out to solve infections in animals

ATLANTA — Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia.

15 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Alphonse Tshikala

Until a few years ago, no one had heard of the Kasai, then one of the most peaceful provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since August 2016 however, this safe haven has become synonymous with atrocities and unspeakable violence. Hundreds of thousands of people had to flee to save their lives; their children were used to fight and kill; and schools and healthcare centres were destroyed, pillaged, or burned.

15 Jan 2019 description

Kamako, 14 Jan.-18 : C’est le don qui a été fait au cours de la cérémonie d’inauguration organisée à Kamako en présence du Chef du bureau de la MONUSCO-Kananga et de l’administrateur du territoire de cette localité.

15 Jan 2019 description

Luanda - At least 1,430 foreign nationals were expelled out of the country between January 2 and 9 of this year, representing 360 more expulsions compared to the previous week.

1,427 illegal aliens were repatriated by administrative decision, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and three by judicial decision.

10 Jan 2019 description

More than 7,000 families deported from neighbouring Angola and now back in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have received financial assistance in the border town of Kamako, in Kasai Province. This support will enable them to pay for their travel to be reunited with their loved ones or to improve their living conditions.

09 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

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.

Lovua Context

08 Jan 2019 description

533.387 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

2.949 réfugiés sont rentrés volontairement de la RDC au Rwanda depuis janvier 2018.

Travail avec les partenaires

07 Jan 2019 description

Ondjiva - At least twenty two anti-tank mines and 10 anti-personnel landmines were deactivated and destroyed in the province of Cunene during the year 2018, the liaison officer of the National Intersectoral Committee on Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Mario Satipamba said Friday.

Speaking to ANGOP on the activity of the sector, the official pointed out that in addition to these mines, 407 non-detonable explosive devices and 102,72 ammunition of various caliber weapons were also collected, resulting in the clearance of 2,315 square meters.

31 Dec 2018 description

Luena - An area of more than nine million square meters of land was demined in Moxico province during this year, plus 7,7 million square meters compared to 2017.

The information was released Sunday in Angolan city of Luena by the official of the National Inter-sectoral Committee for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH) of the province of Moxico, Chile Chicanha, noting that this year 576 antipersonnel mines were removed and destroyed, as well as 67 anti-tank, 1,473 projectiles and 4,063 ammunition.

27 Dec 2018 description

533,387 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

2,949 refugees voluntary returned from DRC to Rwanda since January 2018.

Working with Partners

■ Together with the DRC Government, working closely with the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR ensures international protection and delivery of multi assistance to persons of concern.

21 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

Sumayya Ismail | Africa Editor

As elections to replace President Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of Congo were postponed on Thursday, after a delay already of more than two years, a host of humanitarian crises – from Ebola to protracted conflicts – continued to await his successor.