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30 Dec 2009 description

Luena, - Seventy houses collapsed in the outskirts of the city of Luena, capital of eastern Moxico province, due to heavy rains pouring down since last Saturday, informed the spokesperson of the fire-fighters department, Paulo Muhongo.

From the houses destroyed, highlight falls to a church in Sahuambo ward, which was considered as the most affected infrastructure.

According to the source, in consequence of this natural disaster two children from the same family perished and four others were left injured.

The source stressed that there was only one fire in Saidy-Mingas ward, which …

11 Dec 2009 description

Cabinda - Heavy rains thursday destroyed 155 homes in Buco Zau, far northern Cabinda province, leaving 930 families homeless, Angop learned today.

Rains increased the flow of river Luali crossing the village, locaed 80 miles north of Cabinda, flooding the neighbouhoods, Primeiro de Maio, Quatro de Fevereiro, Terra Nova, Bata Manga and Chimbayanga.

Cabinda province deputy governor, António Gime, visited the region to assess the damages and distributed clothes and blankets to the victims, including children sheltered in the classrooms of the Education Institute.

Antonio Gime pledged …

03 Dec 2009 description

As the hunger season sets in, food security conditions remain generally stable over most of the region. This is in line with the improved regional food availability over the 2009/10 consumption period on account of better food crop production in most SADC countries. Adequate on?farm and market food availability has contributed to relatively stable food prices. Price stability has facilitated adequate access by market?dependent households.

28 Nov 2009 description

Caxito - The Angola Red Cross (CVA) has delivered two tonnes of assorted goods to Bengo province-born returnees recently expelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local CVA official disclosed today.

According to Baltazar Mateus Pedro, the donation is made up of machetes, hoes, shovels, kitchen utensils and potable water treatment products.

The goods were delivered in Kicabo commune, Bengo municipality, while the CVA official urged the civil society and local businessmen to back the efforts of the institution to lessen the hindrances of the returnees.

The CVA also …

25 Nov 2009 description

Kuito - Heavy rains hitting central Bié province since October this year, have hindered the demining process being carried out in the region, Angop learnt.

This has led to the suspension of works for safety reasons and conservation of equipments, said the head of operations of the organisation in charge, Jo=E3o Baptista.

If the situation still prevails, according to the source, the organisation will be forced to stop the activities in various localities, mainly in Kuemba district.

The source said that The Hallo Trust has cleared an area of 106,815 square metres, and reduced the …

09 Nov 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): Twenty nine (29) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 14,868 and 103 deaths as of 09th November 2009 but the overall decline in incidence continues. Other humanitarian concerns include political crises in Guinea and Niger, disease outbreaks, the complex emergencies in central African countries and the food crises in the horn of Africa.

Situation in Countries

Acute crises

CAR: Ongoing violence in the South-east due to the LRA rebels activities.

09 Nov 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): Vingt et neuf (29) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 14 868 et 103 décès au 9 novembre 2009 mais la baisse globale de l'incidence continue.

04 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3964

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th & 39th Meetings (AM & PM)

High Commissioner for Refugees Says Trends Causing Crises to Multiply; Means Humanitarian Action Operating in Difficult International Environment

Five "mega-trends" -- population growth, urbanization, climate change, migration and food, water and energy insecurity –- made contemporary forms of displacement increasingly complex, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.

03 Nov 2009 description

Mbanza Kongo - About 1,180 houses were destroyed in Mbanza Congo City, northern Zaire Province, as consequence of the rains that befell the region last week, ANGOP has learnt.

According to a note from Mbanza Kongo's municipal administration, the wards "11 de Novembro" ande "Martins Kiditu" were the most affected by the showers.

The note also states that besides the destruction of houses, the rains also caused injuries to 33 people.

02 Nov 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): The overall decline in incidence continues. Twenty seven (27) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 14,109 and 102 deaths as of 27th October 2009. Other humanitarian concerns include political crises in Guinea and Niger, disease outbreaks, the complex emergencies in central African countries and the food crises in the horn of Africa.

Situation in Countries

Acute crises

Angola: The Governments of Angola and DRC decided to immediately stop the expulsion of citizens from the two countries.

02 Nov 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): La baisse globale de l'incidence continue. Vingt et sept (27) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 14 109 et 102 décès au 27 octobre 2009.

31 Oct 2009 description

Luanda - One hundred families were left homeless due to heavy rains on Thursday in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire province, Angop learnt.

Angop learned that Álvaro Buta, 11 de Novembro, Martins Kiditu and 4 de Fevereiro wards, Mbanza Kongo surrounding, were the most affected by the rains that hit the region with strong winds and lightening.

In few hours, the rains destroyed partially some social infrastructures, such as schools and churches, and caused an electric supply cut.

26 Oct 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): There is an overall slight decline in the incidence since 4 weeks mainly due to the declining trend in South Africa. Twenty seven (27) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 13,583 and 102 deaths. Floods in West Africa which affected 635,273 people and killed 187 others are subsiding but we continue to monitor the health consequences.

26 Oct 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): Il y a une légère baisse globale de l'incidence depuis 4 semaines due principalement à la baisse de la tendance en Afrique du Sud. Vingt et sept (27) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 13 583 et 102 décès. Les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest qui ont touché 635 273 personnes et tué 187 autres ont cessé mais nous continuons de suivre les conséquences sanitaires.

14 Oct 2009 description

New York, 14 octobre 2009 - Malgré l'existence de traitements peu couteux et efficaces, la diarrhée tue plus d'enfants que le sida, le paludisme et la rougeole réunis, selon un rapport publié aujourd'hui par l'UNICEF et l'Organisation mondiale pour la santé (OMS).

Le rapport, intitulé, Diarrhée - Pourquoi les enfants meurent encore et ce que l'on peut faire, contient des informations sur les causes des maladies diarrhéiques, des données sur l'accès aux moyens de prévention et de traitement, et un plan en 7 points pour réduire les décès dus à la diarrhée.

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14 Oct 2009 description

NEW YORK / GENEVA - Global campaigns to fight diarrhoea - the second deadliest illness for children - must be re-energized to prevent the deaths of millions in the developing world, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) said today as they released a new report on the disease.

"It is a tragedy that diarrhoea, which is little more than an inconvenience in the developed world, kills an estimated 1. 5 million children each year," said UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman.

30 Sep 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

30 Sep 2009 description

Introduction

Global warming is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. Increasing global temperatures are bringing about rapid changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather.

30 Sep 2009 description

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Zinc Seen as Breakthrough Cure for Diarrhea

Sogola, Mali-Generations of residents have watched their children fall ill each rainy season with diarrhea, which kills an astonishing 1.6 million children under 5 every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)-more than either malaria or AIDS. It also stunts growth, and forces millions-adults and children alike-to spend weeks at a time off work or school.

But USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other groups have begun distributing zinc supplements to villagers in Bangladesh, India, Mali, …

26 Sep 2009 description

Luanda - The administrator of Maianga district, Manuel Marta, stated Friday here that the rehabilitation works carried out on "21 de Janeiro" avenue and on "Unidade em Luta" street, in Cassenda ward (Luanda), will solve the problems of floods in that area during the rainy season.

Speaking to ANGOP regarding the requalification works of wards of the district under his jurisdiction, Manuel Marta indicated that the abovementioned streets are receiving new joint tubes with capacity to evacuating 80 cubic metres/second of residual water.

According to the official, the …