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07 Nov 2014 description

Angola - IOM Angola this week organized a three-day workshop on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for 25 disaster management officials from Angola’s Civil Protection Service and Ministry of Social Assistance.

The aim of the workshop was to explore how to address the displacement of people by natural disasters; the roles and responsibilities in managing a camp; the protection of the most vulnerable; the participation of communities; and recovery strategies and solutions for displaced people, in line with international CCCM standards.

20 Aug 2014 description

IOM, in close coordination with the governments of Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and UNHCR, today resumed the voluntary repatriation of former Angolan refugees from the DRC.

04 Apr 2014 description

Angola - IOM Angola has received USD 1 million from the Government of Japan to facilitate the safe voluntary return of at least 1,950 Angolans from neighbouring countries to their places of origin in Angola.

The nine-month project will be implemented in close coordination with IOM offices in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Zambia, and in close partnership with the Angolan government, UNHCR and other local and provincial stakeholders.

16 Feb 2012 description

Angola - En partenariat avec le HCR, l'OIM a repris, depuis le 20 janvier 2012, les opérations d'aide au retour volontaire de 53 370 réfugiés angolais qui doivent être rapatriés cette année, sur 176 000 personnes toujours présentes en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), en Zambie, en Namibie, en République du Congo et au Botswana, près de 10 ans après la fin de la guerre civile en Angola.

14 Feb 2012 description

IOM, in partnership with UNHCR, has resumed, since January 20th, 2012, the provision of voluntary return assistance to 53,370 Angolan refugees scheduled to be repatriated this year, out of 176, 000 persons still in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Namibia, Republic of Congo and Botswana, almost ten years since the end of the civil war in Angola.

18 Nov 2011 description

IOM is appealing for funding to help the Organization to assist tens of thousands of Angolan refugees to return home from Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

More than 52,000 Angolan refugees in the two countries are to be helped by IOM and partners since the voluntary repatriation operation was resumed in late June 2011 after a break of four years.

In July 2011, IOM and UNHCR jointly appealed for US$21 million to help Angolan refugees return home from their countries of asylum. To date IOM has received only about USD 2 million to for logistics.

17 Nov 2011 description

République démocratique du Congo/ Zambie - L'OIM lance un appel de fonds afin de permettre à l'Organisation d'aider des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés angolais à rentrer chez eux depuis la Zambie et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Plus de 52 000 réfugiés angolais dans les deux pays vont recevoir l'aide de l'OIM et de ses partenaires grâce à la reprise de l'opération de rapatriement volontaire, débutée à la fin du mois de juin 2011 après une interruption de quatre ans.

13 Jul 2011 description

Posted on Tuesday, 12-07-2011

Angola - Le Haut-commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) et l'OIM lancent aujourd'hui un appel de près de 21 millions de dollars afin d'aider plus de 34 000 réfugiés angolais à rentrer dans leur pays cette année. Un autre groupe de 26 000 réfugiés devrait retourner en Angola en 2012, dont la majorité depuis la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), qui accueille actuellement plus de 111 000 réfugiés angolais.

12 Jul 2011 description

The UN's High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and IOM are today jointly appealing for close to US$ 21 million to help more than 34,000 Angolan refugees return home to Angola this year.

Another 26,000 are expected to return to Angola in 2012 with the largest number of returnees over the two years coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), currently host to more than 111,000 Angolan refugees.

17 Aug 2010 description

SOUTH AFRICA - IOM Launches Expanded HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Programme for Migrants and Mobile Populations in East and Southern Africa - The International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s Regional Office for Southern Africa, in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced the geographic and thematic expansion of the Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA) Programme, to include East Africa.

The revised programme, renamed "Partnership on Health …

17 Aug 2010 description

Afrique du Sud - En partenariat avec l'Agence suédoise de coopération internationale au développement (Sida) et le Ministère norvégien des affaires étrangères, le bureau régional de l'OIM en Afrique du Sud a annoncé l'expansion géographique et thématique du partenariat sur le programme concernant le VIH et la mobilité en Afrique du Sud (PHAMSA), à mettre en œuvre en Afrique de l'Est.

Le programme révisé, renommé « Partenariat sur la santé et la mobilité en Afrique de l'Est et du Sud » (PHAMESA) comprendra des questions migratoires plus larges et permettra d'aider …

02 Mar 2010 description

A new IOM study has found that migrant workers in Southern Africa have relatively low and inadequate access to HIV prevention and treatment services, although they have high a vulnerability to infection.

The findings are based on a regional assessment of the HIV vulnerabilities of migrants and mobile workers in the southern Africa region commissioned by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and funded by the Southern Africa Prevention Initiative of the U.S.

17 Feb 2010 description

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3 Executive Summary

Background

Southern Africa continues to bear a disproportionate share of the global burden of HIV: 35% of HIV infections and 38% of AIDS-related deaths in 2007 occurred in this sub-region'(UNAIDS, 2008b: 32). Southern Africa also experiences high levels of population movement, voluntary or forced, and comprises a diversity of people, including contract labor migrants, irregular migrants, families of migrants, refugees, traffi cked persons and mobile workers such as truck drivers and mine workers.

12 Jan 2010 description

With new funding of 900,000 Euros from the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECID by its Spanish acronym), IOM Angola will provide immediate assistance to improve food security and nutritional standards to vulnerable communities impacted by large numbers of returnees and natural disasters.

The project will provide assistance to some 1,015 families (some 8120 persons) suffering from food insecurity in communities in Huambo province, through the re-establishment of livelihoods, the provision of agricultural technical support, employment and income-generation opportunities, …

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.

15 Jul 2008 description

IOM has distributed agricultural tools, seeds and livestock to 242 ex-civil war combatants in Huambo Province as part of its Community Stabilization Programme (CSP) in Angola.

The multi-donor project, which is funded by the World Bank / IRSEM, Spanish Cooperation and the private Amoes Group, handed over cows, ploughs, tools, and tomato, cabbage, onion and carrot seeds to the beneficiaries.