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18 Dec 2009 description

With remittances crucial to family welfare and food security in Angola, a new IOM study argues the need to do more to build links with the Angolan diaspora and to lower remittance costs in order to maximize the developmental impact of remittances in the country.

The study, "Migrant Remittance Flows to Angola from Portugal and South Africa, and their Current Use and Impact on Receiving Households", released today in the Angolan capital, Luanda, also calls for continued efforts to facilitate investment in the Southern African country.

Interviews with 404 …

08 May 2009 description

New funding of nearly US$ 440,000 will allow IOM to provide life-saving emergency shelter and other non-food assistance to thousands more people displaced in areas worst hit by recent floods in Angola.

The funds, from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Office of U.S.

31 Mar 2009 description

Angola - IOM will provide shelter and non-food items to 10,000 people worst-affected by floods which have left 220,000 Angolans displaced and at least 22 dead in several provinces in the centre and south of the country.

The assistance, funded through a US$445,000 grant from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), is aimed at providing displaced people with temporary protection from the remainder of the rainy season and basic support in the rehabilitation of damaged housing in Cunene, Moxico and Kuando Kubango areas where damage to homes has been the most …

31 Mar 2009 description

IOM will provide shelter and non-food items to 10,000 people worst-affected by floods which have left 220,000 Angolans displaced and at least 22 dead in several provinces in the centre and south of the country.

The assistance, funded through a US$445,000 grant from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), is aimed at providing displaced people with temporary protection from the remainder of the rainy season and basic support in the rehabilitation of damaged housing in Cunene, Moxico and Kuando Kubango areas where damage to homes has been the most extensive.

"With …

09 Jan 2009 description

IOM and the provincial government of Huambo have inaugurated phase one of a two-phase project to rehabilitate a health care centre, a junior school and a canteen in Bailundo.

The facilities, which are run by a Catholic mission, the community of St Joseph of Cluny, serve 26 villages with a population of some 7,000 in an area badly damaged during Angola's civil war.