- 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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"This 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States' CWD programs in 2017. CWD assistance provides the United States with a powerful and flexible tool to help partner countries manage their stockpiles of munitions, destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) and clear explosive hazards such as landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and UXO. Our assistance also helps countries destroy or enhance security of their man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and their threat to civilian aviation, in addition to other weapons and munitions.
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.
Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.
In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.
Inter-communal violence threatens civilians in northern Nigeria
On Sunday, 21 October, government authorities in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna State deployed a “Special Intervention Force” and imposed a 24-hour curfew in the region. The curfew was in response to inter-communal violence that erupted over the weekend in Kaduna city, just days after 55 people were killed during clashes in the town of Kasuwan Magani.
Pioneering technology will help eliminate landmines across Africa and Asia helping the world’s most vulnerable communities access safe land.
New UK aid funded technology, including radar detectors, will help trace ammunition in the equivalent of more than 16,000 football pitches. Remote controlled machines, such as the Mine Wolf, will also help clear cluster bombs more rapidly.
Manufactured in Newcastle, the eight-tonne Mine Wolf is a remote-controlled mine-clearing machine used in high risk areas. It can clear up to 12,000 square metres a day.
This was said Thursday by the chief of Staff of the Military Region Center, Brigadier João Kaluapa.
Kaluapa was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Methodological Meeting of FAA Engineering and Infrastructure Specialists.
He also said that FAA demining experts will continue to contribute to the process of building and rebuilding bridges and roads throughout the Central Military Region.
The move is intended to promote the safe free movement of people and goods.
Malanje - At least 60,585 square meters were demined, from April to July this year, by the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Malanje.
The land will be used for the construction of the municipal cemetery of Malanje, in the Zela sector.
The information was released on Friday by the head of INAD Provincial Department in Malanje, Marcelina Lima, during the balance of the actions developed by the institution in the first half of this year.
CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report
Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018
A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.
Update on rat reinforcements in Angola.
It has been an exciting month for the mine detection rat (MDR) team in Angola as they welcomed 16 new landmine detecting HeroRATs on May 11th. Angolan MDR Supervisor Alfredo Adamo eagerly received the rats and was very pleased to report that they arrived in good health and settled easily into their new home in Uíge Province about 300 kilometers from the capital city of Luanda.
Caxito - Some 14, 796 unexploded ordnance were destroyed Friday in Icau locality, Dande municipality (northern Bengo province).
This is part of the ongoing demining process in the country, the head of operations of the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Bengo, Paulo Canganjo, told the press.
Several metals, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, were among the devices destroyed by INAD.
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.
Period: January – December 2018
Current Population: 35,081 registered; 25,622 assisted, 20 January 2018
Population Planning Figures: 50 000
Target Beneficiaries: 50 000
Financial Requirements: USD 63,881,332.98
Number of Partners: 22
PARTNERS IN THE RESPONSE
Angolan Red Cross I CARITAS I CICAJ I FAO I IOM I JRS I LWF I MAG I MdM I NCA I PIN I UNAIDS I UNDP I UNDSS I UNFPA I UNESCO I UNHCR I UNICEF I UNRCO I WFP I WHO I WVI I
UK support trains 16 HeroRATs for mine detection in Angola.
About a year ago sixteen baby HeroRATs were chosen from the APOPO breeding center in Tanzania to be trained as landmine detection rats. With the support of the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery (UK), these rats have now successfully completed their training and are being prepared to move to their new home in northwestern Angola.