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26 Dec 2011 description

Luena - Ten families from the 121 Angolans that returned from the Republic of Zambia this month and who are still at the shelter centre of Luena (eastern Moxico province), on Friday received assorted foodstuff donated by militants of JMPLA (youth wing of the ruling MPLA party).

The donation is one two tonnes of products such as mealie meal, cooking oil, rice, salt, spaghetti, beans, cool drinks, juice, used clothes, among other consumption goods.

22 Dec 2011 description

Outlook Highlights

  • Normal to above – normal rainfall is expected over the continental SADC countries.

  • Most of Madagascar is expected to receive above-normal to normal total rainfall

  • Heavy rainfall is forecast and is expected to bring relief to the dryness across southern Africa during the last next week of December 2011.

16 Dec 2011 description

Luena - At least 121 Angolans who were settled in the neighbouring Republic of Zambia as refugees returned Friday in Luena, capital of Moxico province, where they will be resettled in their areas of origin.

The Angolans living in Zambia for over 30 years were carried on an aircraft of Angolan company “Sonair”, which made a stopover Thursday in the city of Ndola.

07 Dec 2011 description


  • Assessments by the end of October 2011 indicated that the 2011/12 rainy season had not commenced in most parts of the region except for a few isolated areas. Planting rains are mostly expected in November in the Region.

  • Latest rainfall forecasts indicate that most parts of the Region may receive normal to above normal rains during the period November 2011 to January 2012. Should this be realized and farmers are able to timely access inputs, the Region may have another good harvest in 2012.

27 Nov 2011 description

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, disease outbreaks, prolonged complex emergencies, environmental degrada-tion, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

25 Nov 2011 description
report CARE

Les dirigeants des sociétés civiles de l’Angola, du Burundi, de la Centrafrique, du Congo Brazzaville, de la RDC, du Kenya, de la Tanzanie, du Rwanda, de l’Ouganda et de la Zambie se joignent à CARE pour presser les gouvernements à agir contre la violence sexuelle contre les femmes.

22 Nov 2011 description

The Zambian Government has maintained an open door policy to refugees from war-torn countries since the 1960s. Since then, the United Nations has provided legal protection, shelter and food assistance to new arrivals as well as to vulnerable groups, such as the sick, elderly or disabled living in the refugee settlements.

“We are coming back for you if you are still here,” were the last words that Allan Ndazeye remembers hearing before falling unconscious. A mob of men had just beaten him senseless, attacked his wife and raped his 15 year-old twin nieces.

18 Nov 2011 description

IOM is appealing for funding to help the Organization to assist tens of thousands of Angolan refugees to return home from Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

More than 52,000 Angolan refugees in the two countries are to be helped by IOM and partners since the voluntary repatriation operation was resumed in late June 2011 after a break of four years.

In July 2011, IOM and UNHCR jointly appealed for US$21 million to help Angolan refugees return home from their countries of asylum. To date IOM has received only about USD 2 million to for logistics.

17 Nov 2011 description

République démocratique du Congo/ Zambie - L'OIM lance un appel de fonds afin de permettre à l'Organisation d'aider des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés angolais à rentrer chez eux depuis la Zambie et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Plus de 52 000 réfugiés angolais dans les deux pays vont recevoir l'aide de l'OIM et de ses partenaires grâce à la reprise de l'opération de rapatriement volontaire, débutée à la fin du mois de juin 2011 après une interruption de quatre ans.

28 Oct 2011 description

10/28/11 12:41 PM

Kuito - 34 refugees returned on Friday to Kuito city in the central Bié province from Zambia, under the ongoing voluntary repatriation process.

This was said to Angop by the local director of welfare department, Angelica Bem-Vinda Gomes.

She said that the returnees will temporary be settled in a transit centre, afterwards they will be moved to their areas of origin.

The source said that the centre at Samununga locality has favourable conditions to accommodate these people.

19 Oct 2011 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2012/01000


Over the past 50 years there have been significant population movements throughout the Great Lakes region and in and out of DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), largely as a result of the Rwandan genocide, the conflict in Burundi and the instability over the past 50 years in many parts of DRC. As a consequence these countries in the Great Lakes region host a total refugee population of 374,700:

14 Oct 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

Troisième Commission
15e et 16e séances - matin et après-midi

La Troisième Commission a adopté aujourd’hui, sans vote, cinq projets de résolution, dont un par lequel l’Assemblée générale prierait les États Membres d’« envisager des initiatives mondiales et régionales connexes pour faciliter le traçage du produit » de la criminalité transnationale organisée*.

03 Oct 2011 description

Drawing on the RAPID Outcome Assessment methodology, this report examines the influence of Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP) on policy in southern Africa and shares lessons learned from these experiences.

30 Sep 2011 description

Luanda, 30 September 2011 -- The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, has highlighted the substantial progress in HIV/AIDS control and encouraged countries of the African Region to implement a package of key interventions to improve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care including the control of HIV/TB co-infection.

12 Sep 2011 description

Favorable food security conditions projected through December 2011

Key Messages

05 Sep 2011 description

Menongue – At least 230 Angolans who lived in the neighbouring Republic of Zambia as refugees returned home over the weekend, through southeastern Kuando Kubango province, under the organised volunteer repatriation process, Angop learned.

The information was released by the acting director of Welfare Ministry, José Martins, who said all has been put in place for a full assistance to those returning home, including free birth registration and Identity Card issuing services.