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12 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

In the morning of Monday the 15 October 2018, the region of Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was faced with a fast-developing humanitarian situation following the expulsion of more than 257,872 Congolese from Angola between 1st and 15th October 2018.

16 Aug 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a result of elections scheduled for December 2018, triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million people and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.

The Government of Angola (GoA) has maintained an open door policy since March 2017, and welcomed Congolese nationals fleeing as a result of conflict in DRC.

06 Jun 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Ongoing armed conflicts between the DRC government forces and the Kamuena Nsapu militia faction in Lunda Norte Province have triggered large displacements. As of the 13th of April, it was reported that a total of 11,051 refugees had arrived from the DRC and were settling in two camps. These numbers continue to rise as it is estimated that there is an additional 300-400 refugees arriving each day.

04 May 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

Ongoing armed conflicts between the DRC government forces and the Kamuena Nsapu militia faction in Lunda Norte Province have triggered large displacements. As of the 13th of April, it was reported that a total of 11,051 refugees had arrived from the DRC and were settling in two camps. These numbers continue to rise as it is estimated that there is an additional 300-400 refugees arriving each day.

04 Oct 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 4 October 2016

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

16 Dec 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

Heavy rains in Angola have sparked fears a cholera epidemic in southern provinces of the country will worsen, resulting in significant loss of life.

Until recently, the Huila and Cunene provinces had been plagued by a three-year drought that left 1.83 million people with severe food shortages and resultant health problems. While the long-awaited rainfall is bringing drought relief, with it has come a rise in the number of cholera cases.

06 Aug 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$740,799

Balance Requested: US$706,439

Geneva, 05 August 2013

Dear Colleagues,

10 Jun 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 10 June 2013

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

19 Jun 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY:

Due to the civil war a considerable number of Angolans fled to neighboring countries like DRC and Zambia looking for safety. Some of them left the country in 1961 at the time of the war of liberation from Portuguese colonization and stayed across borders for more than 40 years.

The Angolan authorities and UNHCR estimate that there are more than 114 000 Angolan refugees still living in neighboring countries who are likely to return when the necessary conditions are created.

05 Aug 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

An influx of repatriated Angolans to a flood-devastated region of the country is putting enormous pressure on locals, returnees and aid agencies alike.

ACT’s three members in Angola’s northern Uige province, which borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, warn that returnees coming from the DRC are being forced to live in a region that is unable to sustain its existing population, let alone newcomers.

01 Mar 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Brief Description of the Emergency

Several provinces of Angola are grappling with flooding caused by heavy rains which have pounded Angola continuously for two weeks. The provinces of Uige, Huambo, Benguela, Moxico, Cuando Cubango and parts of northern and south eastern Angola are the most affected. According to UNOCHA (Southern Africa Floods and cyclones situation update number 6 of 23 February 2011) 6, 797 households have been affected, 34, 380 people have been displaced or evacuated and 4, 980 houses destroyed.

24 Nov 2010 description
report ACT Alliance

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY:

Rains which started in the second week of October 2010 have left the more than 24,000 Angolan returnees in Songo, Bembe, Damba, Maquela do Zombo Puri and Sanza-Pombo in the Uige province desperate. Other provinces such as Moxico, Kwanza North, Bie, Huambo, and Lunda North and South have also been affected. The National Meteorological Service of Angola (INAMET) has reported that this year's rainfall season which ends in April 2011 will be more severe compared to last year.

Most roads are currently impassable. More than 3,456 houses have been destroyed.

17 Nov 2010 description
report ACT Alliance

Brief Description of the Emergency

Rains which started in the month of October 2010 have now severely affected Angolan returnees in Uige province of Angola. Other provinces such as Moxico, Kwanza North, Bie, Huambo, and Lunda North and South have also been affected. The National Meteorological Service of Angola (INAMET) has reported that this year's rainfall season which ends in April 2011 will be more severe compared to last year.

Most roads are currently impassable. More than 3,215 houses have been destroyed.