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25 Mar 2019 description

Beira - Angola’s assistance made up of 26 tons of food and medicines to Tropical Cyclone Idai victims in Mozambique will help prevent the spread of the epidemics in the Indian Ocean country, the Health minister of Mozambique Nazira Abdula said Friday in Beira city.

Nazira Abdula was speaking to the press shortly after the delivery ceremony of the goods and the introduction of medical and military teams from Angola.

25 Mar 2019 description

Luanda - Angola still needs 450 to 500 meteorological stations to cover all localities and provide weather information in a timely manner to ensure the protection of lives and property, as well as prevention of natural disasters.

This information was released to Angop this week by the director general of the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INAMET), Domingos do Nascimento.

Nascimento was speaking at the World Meteorological Day, to be commemorated on Saturday (23) under the motto "The sun, the earth and the time”.

25 Mar 2019 description

Speaking to Angop after three-day visit to Bié province, the official said that the Executive has outlined several projects for the coming months. The objective is essentially to tackle the negative effects of the drought affecting populations of southern Angola, in particular in the province of Cunene.

23 Mar 2019 description

Age and Gender Diversity Mainstreaming (AGDM) exercise took place in the Lóvua Settlement at the beginning of February.

The opening of three permanent schools took place in the Lóvua Settlement.

10,000 refugees in the Lóvua Settlement have been provided with new documents with security features in order to avoid fraud.

KEY INDICATORS

75 Per cent of Congolese refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children

23 Mar 2019 description

Relocation of urban refugees was completed bringing the total refugee population in the Lóvua settlement to 19,700.

The construction of three permanent schools was concluded and inauguration will take place in February 2019.

KEY INDICATORS

75%
of Congolese refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children

36,596
Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte Province. Total of 23, 835 refugees are currently receiving food assistance.

22 Mar 2019 description
  • Heavy rains have been affecting western Angola since 16 March, causing floods and resulting in casualties and damage.
21 Mar 2019 description

Tropical cyclone Idai causes heavy flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

  1. Significantly below average rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Long-term dryness persists in Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Tropical cyclone Idai has caused widespread flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Above-average rainfall is expected to continue into next week, sustaining flood risk in already affected areas.

  3. Below-average rainfall since mid-February has caused dryness in Ethiopia.

21 Mar 2019 description

On 8 March 2019, refugees and humanitarian partners organised activities to celebrate female refugees who live in Lovua settlement in north of Angola.

21 Mar 2019 description
  • Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2019: USD 1.65 billion, targeting 9 million most vulnerable people

  • 12.8 million people under food insecurity

  • 2.8 million new IDPs (Internally Displaced People) since 2018

  • Over 550 000 refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

  • Human Development Indicators (HDI): DRC 176 out of 189 countries

21 Mar 2019 description

YOKOHAMA– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a total of US$69 million in funding from the Government of Japan to provide vital food, nutrition and resilience building support in 28 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Of the total contributions, US$18 million will be used to continue to support vulnerable families in Yemen where over 20 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs.

21 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 1,810 cholera / AWD cases including 14 deaths have been reported in 8 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR); with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.8%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Kenya accounts for 49.2 % (890) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 31.4% (569). Highest Case Fatality Rates (CFR) in 2019 have been recorded in Uganda (5.7%) and Zimbabwe (5.1%).

20 Mar 2019 description

Twelve people have died as result of the rain that hit the region last week.

During his visit to Catumbela, Bornito de Sousa also heard their concerns, having assured that the Head of State is following up the situation and pledged to take measures to improve the conditions of the affected families.

20 Mar 2019 description

The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to take rapid and effective action in response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies.

The Fund has three components:

(i) a working capital component to advance funds once a resource partner's commitment is secured toward the immediate procurement of inputs to protect livelihoods, restart agricultural activities or contribute to an immediate response to a crisis;

19 Mar 2019 description

More than 10 million USD will advance food and nutrition security and sustainable agricultural livelihoods through projects in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia