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18 May 2018 description

Registration of newborns resumed in Lóvua. On Wednesdays, a team from the civil registry will be registering newborn refugees in the settlement.

A Joint Assessment Mission by authorities and partners is on-going until the end of May. The findings will allow the redesign of emergency food-security and nutritional response beyond July 2018.

The borehole drilling has started in Lóvua settlement after a fourmonth delay.

KEY FIGURES

18 May 2018 description

CONTEXT

35,475 Refugees registered in Lunda Norte

23,287 Receiving food Assistance

13,515 Refugees in Lóvua settlement

9,788 Refugees in Dundo Town

49% Of the Congolese refugees are women

9,849 Refugee households

17 May 2018 description

Uíge - Angola's northern Uige province is outlining strategies to prevent Ebola outbreak recently plaguing the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The was during a meeting the provincial Health Board held Wednesday with the municipalities.

The meeting aimed at outlining strategies and listening to the municipal authorities, discussed topics such as biosafety measures, epidemiological surveillance system, awareness on prevention measures in dealing with deaths.

11 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A total of 873 suspected cases of cholera were reported in Uige province, including 13 deaths up from January to 20 April 2018. A total of 493 children under 14 were affected of whom 288 were girls and 205 boys. Additionally, 50 suspected cases of cholera and 2 death were reported in Cabinda province. After an effective initial response, case numbers have reduced to less than 3 cases per week.

10 May 2018 description

Saurimo - The eastern Lunda Sul province is intensifying epidemiological actions on border with Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), aimed at preventing Ebola virus from entering Angolan territory.

The information was released Wednesday in by the acting director of the Provincial Health Office in Lunda Sul, Gomes Txipilica.

"In view of human trafficking and trade activity on border zones, we will reinforce our surveillance teams, mainly on Cassai Sul and Chiluange border,” Gomes Txipilica told the journalists.

03 May 2018 description
report HALO Trust

The HALO Trust is to partner with Cazengo Coffee, who will be offering Angolan coffee to the US market for the first time in 40 years and contributing a share of sales to landmine clearance in Angola.

Angola’s battle for independence from Portugal, followed by a civil war that lasted for decades, devastated Angola its agricultural economy. Previously Angola had been the fourth largest coffee producer in the world.

28 Apr 2018 description

Luanda - The vaccination against measles, rubella and polio has reached 95 percent in Luanda province, with two days to end the campaign, said the province's campaign coordinator Felismina Neto.

According to the coordinator, the success of the campaign owed to the engagement by Municipal Administrators, Health teams, volunteers as well as the staff of the Angola Armed Forces (FAA) and National Police.

22 Apr 2018 description

Elections in Lóvua settlement have been completed. Refugees voted for three representatives per village. Seventy-four per cent of eligible refugees voted of which 35 per cent were women.
A Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) will be held from 17 April to end-May.

The findings will allow the re-design of partners’ emergency foodsecurity and nutritional response beyond July 2018. The borehole drilling has started in Lóvua settlement after a fourmonth delay by the contractor company; so far 84m of the 120m have been drilled.

Operational Context

19 Apr 2018 description

OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES

Protection

  • Protection services are provided to refugees living in urban communities and include physical safety, special protection for children against exploitation and abuse, assistance for persons with specific needs, legal protection, psychosocial support, and SGBV prevention and response.

  • Strengthening of targeted services and assistance for persons with specific needs is a priority.

Registration

19 Apr 2018 description

13,515 Refugees in Lóvua

24,762 Refugees receiving assistance in Lunda Norte

3,364 Households Persons with disabilities

57% Children <18 years old Unaccompanied and Separated Children

50% Women

720 Households headed by women

6,287 Refugees under education age

41 Villages occupied vs 53 planned

17 Apr 2018 description

CONTEXT

35,411 Refugees registered in Lunda Norte

24,262 Receiving food Assistance

13,515 Refugees in Lóvua settlement

10,747 Refugees in Dundo Town

77% Of the Congolese refugees are women and children

9,849 Refugee household

17 Apr 2018 description

Cuito - At least 2,650 people have been displaced when their residences were destroyed following downpour that hit the central Bie province April this year.

The fact was confirmed Monday by the director of Institutional and Press Communication Office of Interior Ministry in Bié, the prison inspector, José Capingãla Daniel.

He said in addition to houses, the rainfall also destroyed schools, health and religious facilities and farmlands.

He guaranteed assistance to the victim by Fire-Fighter Department and provincial Social Welfare.

12 Apr 2018 description

Ndalatando - The governor of the northern Cuanza Norte province José Maria Ferraz dos Santos has called for the need to work on the prevention and containment of the dengue outbreak, hitting the region since early this month.

The governor urged the religious and traditional entities as well as members of civil society to get engaged in combat the disease.

The appeal was launched Wednesday at a meeting he held with the members of the Community Consultation Council.