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- UNICEF: Where drinking water is a 90-minute walk away. 2 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Cunene records rainfall after 12-month drought. 14 Oct 2019
- WHO: Angola conducts review and validation of data on Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Drought affects over 200,000 in Huila. 9 Oct 2019
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.
Written by Masha Hamilton, Vice President of Communications
The 2015 Global Hunger Index reveals the need for peace to end hunger.
Conflict is the main cause of enduring severe hunger, so diplomacy that leads to conflict prevention and resolution is critical to making sure the global humanitarian system can end famine and starvation by 2030, according to this year’s Global Hunger Index, now in its 10th year of monitoring hunger levels throughout the world.
Foreword from the Chief Executive Officer
Angola is in southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Given the scale of the crisis in Africa, provisional estimates from the World Food Programme have raised concerns over being able to meet increased food aid needs in 2003.
- Up to 300,000 at risk in city of Kuito
- Mortality and malnutrition rates rise
Concern has warned of a "potential catastrophe" in the Angolan city of Kuito as malnutrition and mortality rates rise among 300,000 people that have fled fighting in surrounding areas.
Speaking from the Angolan capital Luanda, Concern Country Director Mike McDonagh explained that in recent weeks the agency was forced to open a specialised feeding centre to "provide 24 hour care for the increasing number of seriously malnourished children we were seeing."
Officially landmines are a thing of the past. Three years ago an international convention appeared to signal their demise as weapons of war. The convention came into force of March 1, 1999. The events described here by Colin Murphy, a Concern worker in Angola, occurred in November last year.
Life is hard for the people crowded into Huambo and for the Concern staff working there. Supplies are becoming increasingly urgent as 200,000 refugees have entered the city in recent months.