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19 Dec 2018 description

Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.

12 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

05 Mar 2018 description
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Angola + 1 other
VectorWorks

December 2015 – September 2018
Total Funding: $1.5 million

31 Dec 2017 description

Chitembo - At least 100,115 people, among children and adults, were immunized from January to present date against several pathologies in the municipality of Chitembo, 150 kilometers south of the city of Cuito, Bié province.

The information was released Wednesday by the Chitembo municipal administrator, Daniel Mucanda, noting that the actions developed in the health units allowed vaccinating 5,805 pregnant women and women of childbearing age against tetanus, 76,766 against Yellow fever.

29 Dec 2017 description

Malanje - At least 199 citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been repatriated to their country from November 2016 to November this year for illegal stay in northern Malanje province, said Tuesday the director of Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), Laureano Dias dos Santos.

The official who was speaking to ANGOP, said that the repatriations had taken place at the Tembo-Aluma border post in the municipality of Marimba and, compared to the previous period, there was a decrease of 110 cases, due to the strategies of SME to fight the illegal immigration.

29 Dec 2017 description

International Development Secretary announces that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In response to the unprecedented generosity of the UK public in supporting the most successful Christmas landmine-clearing appeal ever, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today (29 December) announced that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in emergencies in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

27 Dec 2017 description

Drought worsens across Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and northern South Africa

  1. An early end to seasonal rainfall has caused a drought in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia. Seasonal moisture deficits have strengthened across several bimodal areas of Tanzania during December.

  2. While east-central South Africa has benefited aboveaverage rain since late November, northern and westcentral areas of the country report moderate to large moisture deficits over the past 30 days.

27 Dec 2017 description

Poor rainfall performance leads to drought in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia

  1. Below-average rainfall has increased moisture deficits and resulted in a drought in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia. With the October-December rainfall season ending, the chance for recovery is very unlikely.

  2. While east-central South Africa has benefited aboveaverage rain since late November, northern and westcentral areas of the country report moderate to large moisture deficits over the past thirty days.

27 Dec 2017 description

Poorly distributed rainfall contributes to ongoing moisture deficits in Southern Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall has increased moisture deficits and resulted in a drought in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia. With the October-December rainfall season ending, the chance for recovery is very unlikely.

  2. While east-central South Africa has benefited aboveaverage rain since late November, northern and westcentral areas of the country report moderate to large moisture deficits over the past thirty days.

24 Dec 2017 description

Uige - At least 275,745 cases of malaria were recorded from January to November this year in the northern Uige Province, as revealed by the provincial supervisor of the Fight against Malaria Programme, Manuel Messo.

The technician gave this information during the visit to Uige Province of he Health minister, Sílvia Lutucuta. On the occasion, Manuel Messo clarified that in the same period the authorities recorded over 700 deaths caused by malaria, most of whom were children.

22 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • Good rains were received in the northern half of the region.
  • Low rainfall in the southern half of the region led to delays in planting and crop moisture stress in some areas.
  • Vegetation conditions deteriorated in southern and eastern parts of the region.
  • A fall armyworm outbreak has affected 20 out of 28 districts in Malawi.

Regional Summary

18 Dec 2017 description

Luena - At least 476,043 square meters of land are free from landmines in the eastern Moxico province, fruit of the demining work carried out by the Mining Advisory Group (MAG) in the last 11 months.

The data were told to ANGOP on Saturday in Luena by the MAG community liaison manager, Cambembe Evaristo, stating that the demined lands were handed over to the populations of the localities of Lundjacuti, Tepa 1 and 2, localities of the commune of Lucusse of Moxico headquarters).

16 Dec 2017 description

The information was released Friday by the National Director of Public Health, Isilda Neves, during a talk with journalists.

The event was intended to boost the knowledge on messages aimed at increasing the impact of population on the introduction of IPV.

According to the director, the introduction of IPV is one of the main objectives of the strategic plan for the eradication of poliomyelitis (2013-2018).

The vaccine will be administrated in a single dose in children aged four months old, along with Penta, PCV13 and Rotavirus vaccines.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

13 Dec 2017 description

Dundo - At least 21.116 citizens from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are based in Angola’s eastern Lunda Norte province as refugees.

The data were released Tuesday by the acting provincial director of Migration and Foreigner Service (SME), Pedro Mulua.

Angop learnt that the group comprises 5,342 men and 5,788 women, accompanied by their 9,986 children.

The source also quoted other 33 unaccompanied children, as joining the group.

Political and military instability in DRC forced roughly 31,241 people seeking refuge in Angola, from April to June 2017.

09 Dec 2017 description

Despite recent rainfall, dryness remains in parts of South Africa and Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Seasonal rainfall during early November has helped alleviate early season moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, deficits in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya remain.
    The forecast below-average rain next week is likely strengthen moisture deficits.

06 Dec 2017 description

Luanda - Nearly 280,000 people are infected with HIV/AIDS virus in the country, said the Health minister Silvia Lutucuta on Friday.

The minister, who quoted the Multiple Indicators and Health Survey (2015/2016IIMS), was addressing a central event to mark the World Aids Day.

Silvia Lutucuta put the current HIV prevalence at 02 percent.

The cumulative number of people treated with antiretroviral drugs from 2014 to December 2016 is 69,841, with antiretroviral drug coverage at 22 percent.

01 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • Onset of seasonal rains is delayed in parts of South Africa and Lesotho
  • Rainfall season has started on time in northern parts of the region, and most other areas are expected to experience onset of rains in November
  • Integrated pest management strategies have been recommended for countering fall armyworm outbreaks

Regional Summary

01 Dec 2017 description

Luanda - The Hiv/Aids pandemic in Angola is spreading vertiginously, mainly in the provinces of Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Cuando Cubango and Cunene.

The information was disclosed by the executive secretary of the Angola’s Aids Service Organisations Network (Anaso), Antonio Coelho.

According to António Coelho, the Aids situation in Angola is generally worrying and dramatic in some regions of the country, blaming the spread of the disease in Luanda on the high concentration of people.

21 Nov 2017 description

Huambo - A total 1,241 people, mostly children under five years of age, died of malaria in central Huambo province from January to October this year.

The information was released by the Huambo malaria programme supervisor, Clementino Sacanombo.

According to the source the province has been experiencing its major malaria outbreak ever since May this year, as 175,360 cases have been diagnosed in the last 10 month, against 12,917 of last year.