- Southern Africa: Drought - Nov 2018
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
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2,263 individuals have been relocated from urban areas to Lovua settlement during the reporting period.
Construction of transitional shelters is in progress and so far a total of 2,770 transitional shelters have been built
Update on Achievements
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
• In 2018, 319,726 children under the age of five were screened for malnutrition and 74,871 treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in drought affected areas and in Lovua settlement, where refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are located.
• With UNICEF support, 2,731 household latrines and showers were built for all refugees living in Lovua settlement, and 87,500 people gained access to safe water through water points and handpumps in droughtaffected areas.
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.
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.
Total people in need: 6.7 million9
Total children (<18) in need: 4.2 million10
Total people to be reached: 434,82411
Total children to be reached: 290,54412
2019 programme targets: Nutrition
• 25,824 children aged 6 to 59 months with SAM admitted for treatment
• 25,824 children received two doses of vitamin A supplementation
• 10,000 children aged 6 months to 14 years vaccinated against measles
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.
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.
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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.
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.
WASHINGTON, December 18, 2018 – Efforts to improve agriculture productivity in Southern Africa got a boost following the World Bank Board approval today of a $50 million project to increase the availability of agricultural technologies in Angola and Lesotho. This will be done under the ongoing World Bank financed Agriculture Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) involving three other countries in the region, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Below average rains in October hindered planting operations of 2019 crop
Cereal production in 2018 estimated at above average level
Food prices higher, pressured by weaker national currency
Food security situation expected to have worsened slightly
Planting of 2019 cereal crops underway
36,280 biometrically registered refugees.
22,981 have active status and are entitled to food assistance.
15,815 relocated to the Lóvua settlement.
75% of the refugees are women and children.
• Additional resources continue to be required to fund food security and nutrition activities, including the planned voucher programme and the procurement of specialized nutritious foods.