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30 Jun 2009 description

SUMMARY

Reporting Period: 01 April to 30 June 2009

Activities & Outputs:

- Clearance of 213,480m2 of land and 25 km of road

- Mechanical preparation of 97,832 m2 of land

- 117 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) spot tasks completed by the Rapid Response Team, destroying 1,035 items (9 AT mines, 11 AP mines, 347 items of Small Arms Ammunition, 629 Light Weapons and 39 other items of Unexploded Ordnance - UXO)

- 194 communities visited by Community Liaison (CL) teams and 171 UXO reports collected

- 101 Mine Risk Education (MRE) sessions conducted, reaching 6,277 …

29 Jun 2009 description

General Context

The number of confirmed cases of the pandemic Influenza A H1N1 is rapidly increasing in our Region. Since June 18th where the first case was confirmed, we have now 21 confirmed cases in 7 countries. AFRO is calling the member states to keep vigilance on surveillance and to continue updating their response plans. The Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is under control.

29 Jun 2009 description

Luanda - UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) director general, Jaques Diouf, highlihgted today the angolan government efforts in creating infra-structures in rural areas, seen as vital for competitive agriculture.

Addressing the press, soon after meeting deputy external relations minister, Exalgina Gamboa, the FAO director general praised the government financing of family farming, through bank loans, for the acquisition of modern goods and services.

He also referred some government projects supporting farmers trading their products, allowing Angola to have one of fastest …

27 Jun 2009 description

Foreword: A year of challenges

It is my pleasure to present to you the 2008 Annual Report for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

For the millions of people affected by natural disasters and conflict worldwide, 2008 was a year of enormous challenges. More than 211 million people were affected by natural disasters, with more than 238,000 killed and US$200 billion in damages, making 2008 one of the most devastating years in terms of human and material losses.

26 Jun 2009 description
  • Regional food supplies have improved in Southern Africa following harvests of food crops from the main agricultural production season. These harvests have resulted in increased on-farm stocks and availability on local markets which in turn increase access to food for all households including the poorer households as seasonal prices drop in most markets.
25 Jun 2009 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) - the world's largest humanitarian and development network - is launching an historic, long-term and cross-border initiative to support hundreds of thousands of chronically vulnerable people living along the Zambezi river basin in seven countries.

The Zambezi River Basin Initiative - a joint programme between the Angolan, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe Red Cross Societies - will support more than 600,000 people living in villages and towns along the river basin over at least the …

25 Jun 2009 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 25 June 2009 (IRIN) - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a USD$ 8 million initiative to help build the disaster resilience of 600,000 people living along the Zambezi river in seven southern African countries.

The Zambezi River Basin Initiative (ZRBI) is a response to "a dramatic increase in the numbers of floods along the river basin" according to Farid Abdulkadir, IFRC disaster management coordinator for the southern Africa region.

At 2,574 kilometers, the Zambezi is Africa's fourth largest river.

25 Jun 2009 description
report Radio Okapi

RDC | 25 Juin 2009 à 08:16:19

La localité de Wikong, à plus de 150 kilomètres de Mbuji-Mayi, au Kasaï-Oriental, a enregistré une nouvelle vague de refoulés congolais d'Angola. Selon l'ONG locale « Solidarité pour le développement rural » qui donne l'information, cette vague est évaluée à 2 500 personnes qui viennent s'ajouter à des vagues précédentes, rapporte radiookapi.net

Au total, Wikong accueille sur son territoire près de 3 500 personnes refoulées, recensées depuis le mois de janvier dernier jusqu'à ce jour.

25 Jun 2009 description
  1. The Zambezi River Basin

    An increase in the frequency, complexity and magnitude of natural disasters and epidemics in southern Africa, combined with socio-economic shocks, have conspired to exacerbate the vulnerability of communities across the region. Extreme weather conditions, influenced in part by climate change, are also undermining already low-levels of agricultural production.

22 Jun 2009 description

General Context

The Pandemic Inf A H1N1phase has been raised to 6 by WHO on the 11th of June 2009. Since June 18th 2009, a total of ten cases have been confirmed in five countries of African Region (Algeria, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, South Africa). Effort to strengthen surveillance is ongoing. The Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is under control with areas of increased cases being investigated.

Countries Situations

Acute crises

CAR: The growing violence in the Central African Republic is the concern of the UN and African Union (AU) .

22 Jun 2009 description

Contexte général

La phase de la pandémie de grippe A H1N1 a été relevée à 6 par l'OMS le 11 juin 2009. Depuis le 18 juin 2009, au total dix cas ont été confirmés dans cinq pays de la Région Africaine (Afrique du Sud, Algérie, Cap Vert, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopie). Les efforts pour renforcer la surveillance continuent. D'autres épidémies notamment de méningite dans la ceinture méningitique continuent.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Ethiopie: La faiblesse des pluies de février-mars annonce des mauvaises moissons.

19 Jun 2009 description

Luanda - Japan today donated 500 insecticide impregnated mosquito nets to the residents of Mabaia village, 25 kms of Catete, in Bengo province, during a ceremony chaired by deputy health minister, Evelise Frestas.

The donation by the japanese company Sumitono, maker of the mosquito nets "Olyset Net", aimed at strenghtening the angolan government's combat agaisnt malaria, was witnessed by Bengo deputy governor, Elvira van-Dunem, and the japanese ambassador to Angola, Kazuhiko Koshikawa.

18 Jun 2009 description

Faits saillants

- 180 cas de Monkey Pox rapportés au cours de deux derniers mois à Bokoro, dans le territoire de Kutu.

- 20 000 personnes expulsées de l'Angola sont sans assistance à Tembo, selon le chef de la cité.

Contexte général

Bandundu : Selon la coordination humanitaire, le Parc National de la Salonga, à cheval sur les provinces du Bandundu, de l'Equateur et du Kasai Occidental, est un foyer d'insécurité. Des hommes armés, sortant de ce parc, effectuent des raids dans les villages environnant et ont déjà procédé à l'enlèvement de plusieurs personnes …

17 Jun 2009 description
report BioMed Central

Abstract

Vitamin A deficiency and malaria are both highly prevalent health problems in Africa. Vitamin A deficiency affects over 30 million children, most of whom are in the age-group (under five years) most affected by malaria. Vitamin A deficiency increases all-cause mortality in this part of the population, and malaria is an important cause of death in children at this age.

17 Jun 2009 description

New York, 17 June 2009

Desertification and land degradation affect one third of the Earth's surface, threatening the livelihoods, well-being and development of as many as 1 billion people. Faced with long periods of drought, famine and deepening poverty, many have only one option: flight from the land. There are already an estimated 24 million environmentally induced migrants.

17 Jun 2009 description

Luanda - The Ministry of Environment promoted Tuesday, in Luanda, a meeting on the combat to drought and desertification in Angola, aimed at warning the society about the consequences that the phenomenon may cause.

The event marked the World Day to Combat Desertification and drought, June 17, held at the Trópico Hotel under the motto "Preserving soil and water: guaranteeing the future".

According to the national director of Environment, Wladimir Russo, the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Kuando Kubango, south and east of Angola, respectively, are the most affected by …

15 Jun 2009 description

General Context

The Influenza A H1N1pandemic phase has been raised to 6 by WHO on the 11th of June 2009. In the African Region maximum vigilance in Surveillance and preparedness is still ongoing. So far no confirmed case has been reported.

15 Jun 2009 description

Contexte général

La phase pandémique de la grippe A H1N1 a été relevée à 6 par l'OMS le 11 juin 2009. Dans la Région Africaine la vigilance maximum en matière de Surveillance et de préparation continue. A ce jour aucun cas confirmé n'a été notifié. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe est sous contrôle mais dans d'autres pays des épidémies notamment la méningite dans la ceinture méningitique continuent.