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12 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

By the end of 2014 the total worldwide displaced population of concern to UNHCR stood at an unprecedented 57.7 million persons, and of these 19.5 million were refugees and 38.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Significant in the context of the present study is that the number of refugees under UNHCR’s mandate had increased by 23% on the previous year, 45% of the refugees are in a protracted displacement situation, and 86% of the world’s refugees are hosted by developing regions.

01 Sep 2015 description

Summary

The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has a long way to go in preventing regional crises. Many challenges remain in making the infrastructure (especially the Central African Early Warning Mechanism and the Central African Multinational Force) operational and effective, and there is a gap between ambition and reality.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Aug 2015 description

ECCAS' ambitious plans, state-focused structure and militaristic approach may be undermining its ability to address regional peace and security crises.

The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has a long way to go in preventing regional crises. Many challenges remain in making the infrastructure (especially the Central African Early Warning Mechanism and the Central African Multinational Force) operational and effective, and there is a gap between ambition and reality.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

20 Aug 2015 description

Luanda - The Luanda deputy governor for political and social affairs, Jovelina Imperial, Wednesday in Luanda appealed to concerned authorities to work with creches and child centres in the next vaccination against poliomyelitis.

Addressing the meeting called to assess the result of the vaccination campaign, the official said the homes that host children must be prepared to welcome vaccinators.

According to Juvelina Imperial, parents too are recommended to welcome the vaccination staff and be aware of the advantages of having their children vaccination.

20 Aug 2015 description

Low regional cereal supplies and above-average staple prices expected

KEY MESSAGES

19 Aug 2015 description

Luanda - Under the first phase of the vaccination campaign against polio, which runs from the 14th August, the Luanda provincial government and its partners meet on Wednesday to assess the business performance in the Angolan capital.

It is recalled that the Luanda Provincial Government extended the vaccination campaign against polio until Friday in order to cover the target population, estimated at one million and 350 children less than five years of age.

19 Aug 2015 description

Malanje - At least one hundred and six unexploded ordnance removed in Quéssua Hill, near the city of Malanje, by the Provincial Department of National Demining Institute (INAD), will be destroyed Wednesday in the commune of Cambaxi (city of Malanje).

According to a document from the institution that reached Angop, there will be delivered a cleared field, to build the future broadcasting center of the Public Television of Angola (TPA).

19 Aug 2015 description

Ivan Richard reports from Agência Brasil

Over the last four years, the number of refugees in Brazil nearly doubled, surging from 4,218 in 2011 to 8,400 in 2015. The data come from the National Committee for Refugees (Conare), linked with the Justice Minister, and were released Wednesday (Aug. 19). The most common reasons cited in asylum requests are human rights violations (51.13%), political persecution (22.5%), family reunion (22.29%), and religious persecution (3.18%).

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

17 Aug 2015 description

Luanda - To cover all children, the health authorities of Luanda will extend the vaccination campaign until August 21, next Friday.

Speaking to Angop, the immunization chief in Luanda, Felismina Neto, raised the possibility that some mothers were distracted in the days of the campaign, reason why it is necessary to extend the days.

He added that the extension will be carried out at fixed posts, schools, hospitals, kindergartens, churches and markets.

17 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Poor Record in Several Member States

(Johannesburg, August 17, 2015) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should take concrete steps to improve respect for human rights among member states and strengthen regional human rights institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. Heads of state of the SADC’s 15 members will meet on August 17 and 18, 2015, in Gaborone, Botswana, for their 35th summit.

14 Aug 2015 description

This was said on Thursday by the head of department of the sector, Moisés Capenda da Rosa, in the framework of a visit of the multisectorial technical committee to support people hit by the drought phenomenon.

In addition to the construction of two dams in the locality of Nondjelo (Gambos) and Nombombo (Chibia), intended for water retention, the government is also sensitizing peasant associations with so as to encourage the production and strengthen food diet of humans and the pasture for livestock.

13 Aug 2015 description

Luanda - At least two million USD have been made available by Japan for preparation project for a Resilient Recovery in five African countries, including Angola, said, Tuesday, the Asian country’s ambassador, Kuniaki Ito.

11 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 5-11 August 2015

Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.

11 Aug 2015 description

One year since the last case of wild polio on the African continent, we look at what needs to be done to turn this small step into a victory lap against polio.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Oxfam

Smallholder farmers, and particularly women, are on the frontline in the fight against hunger and climate change in southern Africa. Unequal access to resources, poor access to finance and limited linkages to markets to sell their produce impose critical constraints, and food insecurity and poverty are the direct outcomes of this failure. In countries such as Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, between a quarter and half of the population are classified as being chronically undernourished.

10 Aug 2015 description

Kuito - At least eight minefields have been cleared in central Bie province in the first half this year, announced the British Non-governmental Organization (NGO) "The Halo Trust", during the first half of this year.

Speaking Friday to Angop, NGO's head of operations, Cristovão Alfredo stressed that the work covered the districts of Cuito, Andulo and Cunhinga, with two fields each, while the municipalities of Chitembo, Nharea only one each, respectively.