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25 Oct 2018 description


Education provides us with knowledge about the world and the skills that are needed to have an impact. It can also lay the foundation for a strong society. Indeed, a good quality human resource capacity is considered a critical part of a nation. There are different social benefits of education such as greater civic engagement, better employment opportunities and access to networks.

Lóvua Context

12 Sep 2017 description

Key Findings

  • Overall, there were not major changes in the feeding practices before leaving DRC and after arriving in Angola; the major difference was seen in the number of meals and variety of complementary foods provided to the infants and children.

  • Mothers seem aware of the importance of breastfeeding, and early initiation of breastfeeding is the common practice among refugees.

30 May 2017 description

This rapid assessment is intended to provide UNHCR protection and other staff as well as relevant partners with a first understanding of the DRC conflict and its impact on neighboring Angola, the refugee communities and protection issues with a view to facilitating protection work and establishing initial strategic protection priorities.

19 Jul 2016 description

· El Nino is having a devastating impact on children in the Southern Africa region forcing them into early marriage, child labour and out of school, reveals a World Vision report released today

· The EU and its Member States urgently need to fund child protection programmes in the region

14 Jul 2016 description

The current epidemic of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic vector-borne disease, which has seen outbreaks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, highlights the risk of infection for unvaccinated travellers. There is also a risk of further international spread through introduction of the virus into areas with a competent vector and susceptible populations.

05 Jul 2016 description


​European Medical Corps mission undertaken in the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, 10–20 May 2016 A joint ECDC–European Commission mission team was sent to Angola to review the epidemiological situation of yellow fever in Angola, assess the implemented control measures, evaluate the risk of importation of yellow fever to the EU, assess the risk for EU citizens, and provide advice to the Angolan government and the European Commission. This report summarises the results of the mission.

27 Jun 2016 description


The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

30 May 2016 description

Main conclusions and options for response

In the EU/EEA, the risk of yellow fever virus being introduced is limited to unvaccinated viraemic travellers coming from epidemic areas. Given that outbreaks of yellow fever in urban settings have the potential for rapid spread and that significant yellow fever epidemics are ongoing in Angola, DRC and Uganda, EU/EEA Member States should consider a range of options for response.

Information for travellers to and EU citizens residing in areas with active transmission

25 Apr 2016 description

Executive Summary

This assessment considers the cereals shortfalls expected within the southern Africa region over the coming year as a consequence of the impact of the current El Niño effect. The consequent need for imports by the countries most affected, and the impact of these additional imports on the regional supply chain is examined and some of the issues that may need to be addressed are identified.

30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.

26 Mar 2012 description
  1. Résumé

D’après les analyses intégrées en sécurité alimentaire et nutrition, réalisées en octobre 2011, la population congolaise en crise alimentaire et des moyens d’existence aiguë a été estimée à 4,5 millions (soit 6% de la population totale), répartit sur 38 territoires.

27 Nov 2011 description


The present study is in response to commitments made during the second session of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. The purpose of those commitments was to assess the level of disaster resilience in all schools in disaster-prone countries by 2011 and have all related government‘s agencies develop a national plan for school safety by 2015.

30 Oct 2011 description

Joint Assessment Mission Report on the Refugee Settlement of Osire, Namibia, following the mission that took place in October 2011.

Since 1999 Osire received 23,000 Angolan refugees, and more refugees arrived after. At the moment of the report still remain 6,936 -62 percent from Angola, 29 percent from the Democratic Republic of Congo and 4 percent from Burundi.

08 Jul 2011 description

By Alex VinesMarkus Weimer
Contributor: Jennifer G. Cooke, Richard Downie
Jul 7, 2011