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- Govt. Angola: Over 40 cases of polio recorded in Angola. 18 Nov 2019
- UN RC Angola: United Nations supports voluntary repatriation of refugees to DR Congo. 14 Nov 2019
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.