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16 Jun 2007 description

Angola - IOM teams working in Angola's Eastern Moxico province have started distributing seed kits to some 2,300 particularly vulnerable families living in the remote Cazombo district, which suffered the brunt of last February's devastating floods.

This initiative, funded by the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, aims to enable vulnerable flood-affected households to help them produce their own food in order to reduce the need for food aid support.

16 Mar 2007 description

IOM's relief effort to victims of flooding in the remote Cazombo district, in Angola's eastern province of Moxico is gaining momentum.

Sixteen tons of urgently needed corrugated iron sheets purchased with funding from the UN's Central Emergency Revolving Fund (CERF) are being flown today and tomorrow onboard an Angolan military plane from Luanda to Cazombo, some 200 kilometres from the Zambian border.

"The corrugated iron sheets will be distributed by IOM staff to vulnerable families, mostly internally displaced people, demobilized soldiers and returnees in …

09 Jan 2007 description

An Angolan Airlines aircraft left Zambia's Copperbelt provincial capital of Ndola early this morning with 116 Angolan refugees. The plane was bound for Luena in Angola's eastern central province of Moxico. Two more flights are scheduled to leave later today.

This operation, which is due to run until the end of January, aims to assist some 3, 000 Angolans refugees who are currently living in Zambia's Copperbelt province and who wish to return home under a joint voluntary repatriation programme run by IOM, UNHCR and the Angolan and Zambia governments.