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- Govt. Angola: Lunda Norte: Voluntary repatriation of refugees ends. 12 Sep 2019
- Govt. Angola: Drought victims receive 320 tons of foodstuff. 12 Sep 2019
- Govt. Angola: Over 200,000 children benefit from polio vaccine. 13 Jul 2019
- Govt. Angola: DRC refugees' situation worrying - Official. 5 Sep 2019
- Govt. Angola: Angola assumes responsibility on stay of DRC refugees. 31 Aug 2019
At a glance
The civil war in Angola in southern Africa is over after 27 years and there is hope that peace and reconstruction will bring economic prosperity, more educational opportunities and better health care for children and families. A recent agreement between the two battling factions gives humanitarian organizations like Save the Children new opportunities to provide food and health programs in previously inaccessible areas.
Immediate assistance is needed to avert humanitarian catastrophe
Almost 14.5 million people have been identified as being in need of food aid in the Southern Africa region. The crisis is affecting several countries including Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland and Angola. The United Nations estimates that in order to meet the minimum food needs of the region's population, 3.2 million tonnes of food will need to be imported between now and April 2003.
As a devastating food crisis unfolds in Southern Africa, children's charity Save the Children warns today that the crisis will be compounded by, and exacerbate, the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the region.