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11 Jan 2012 description
report Tearfund

Hundreds of Angolan families in dozens of villages are facing serious food shortages for months to come after flooding and hail storms wrecked essential crops.

Peanut and cassava plants were destroyed by the extreme weather last month in the northern province of Uige.

Tearfund partner IERA has been assessing aid requirements in several areas and has found widespread need, with an estimated 65,000 people at risk.

In Lukunga, 49 homes were destroyed and homeless families are living with family, friends or neighbours in ‘deplorable conditions’.

Heartache

19 Dec 2011 description
report Tearfund

More than 1,000 families are facing hardship in Angola after serious flooding.

About 5,000 people are affected near the Angolan border with the Democractic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Tearfund partner Igreja Evangelica Reformada de Angola (IERA) - Evangelical Reformed Church of Angola - is assessing the scale of the damage and humanitarian need through its network of local congregations.

Food, water and basic essentials such as clothes, blankets and cooking utensils are likely to be urgently needed.

26 Mar 2010 description
report Tearfund

Tearfund church partners in Angola are helping hundreds of people who have lost homes and livelihoods to widespread flooding.

Torrential rain has devastated several provinces in the southern African nation, leaving at least 30,000 affected and 12 people dead.

Parts of Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have also suffered.

Seasonal rains bring flooding every year in this part of Africa but the rains in Angola's Moxico Province have been above average, affecting 11,500 people, according to the UN.

In Cunene Province, 12,000 people are picking up the pieces while another 8,000 …

02 Apr 2009 description
report Tearfund

Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering after severe flooding hit Angola and Zambia.

More than 220,000 people have been affected in Angola and the UN says food and shelter is needed there.

The local church is responding after many homes collapsed as well as schools and bridges.

In the south east, in Kwando Kubago, more than 1,000 houses have been destroyed and 23,000 people are in need of relief assistance.

In the area of Moxico, at least 1,000 houses have collapsed and 16,000 people are affected and need support.

In another area, Cunene, many people are now living in …

19 Sep 2002 description
report Tearfund

As the food crisis tightens its grip in Southern Africa, Tearfund partners in Angola are embarking on new relief efforts this week, to reach some 14,000 people in part of the country closed to humanitarian access until recently.

29 Aug 2002 description
report Tearfund

Relief and development agency Tearfund today thanked its supporters for raising £4 million to help ease the desperate food shortages in Southern Africa. The appeal total continues to rise.

26 Jul 2002 description
report Tearfund

14m people across southern Africa face the prospect of starvation and disease epidemics as famine threatens the region.

10 Jun 2002 description
report Tearfund

Tearfund, one of the UK's largest relief agencies, is this week launching an emergency appeal for funds as millions of people across southern Africa face desperate food shortages. The agency's partners in the region believe a humanitarian catastrophe will unfold in the coming months if rapid international action is not taken.

24 Apr 2002 description
report Tearfund

Christian relief agencies will be at the forefront of rebuilding Angola, according to Tearfund partners in the region.