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04 Aug 2018 description

Luena - The Environment Minister, Paula Francisco Coelho, on Thursday in Luena (Moxico), recommended the creation of a legal instrument that aims to detect, identify, and monitor areas of risk in order to eliminate the emergence of ravines.

The official made the recommendation at the opening of the workshop on ravines in Angola, arguing that the spread of gullies not only affects the communities but also conditions the country's sustainable development and the ecosystem conservation.

10 Jul 2018 description

09 July 2018, Gaborone, Botswana - The number of food insecure people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the 2018/19 consumption year is 29 million people, representing 14 percent of the population, according to the “State of Food and Nutrition Insecurity and Vulnerability in Southern Africa” report. The report was compiled from results of the 2018 vulnerability assessments and analysis of 11 SADC Member States. The number of the food insecure population is 13 percent higher, compared to last year, 2017/8.

13 Dec 2017 description

SUMMARY

The bulk of Southern African Development Community (SADC) is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period January to May 2018. However, the extreme western part of Angola, Namibia, south-western part of South Africa, extreme northwest of DRC and eastern Madagascar are more likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall for some of the seasons.

THE TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM MID-SEASON REVIEW AND UPDATE

27 Nov 2017 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Southern Africa continues to recover from the 2015/2016 El Niño-induced drought, which by January 2017 had affected about 41 million people across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)1. The substantial government- and SADC-led response, supported by $900 million from the international humanitarian community2, empowered farmers to take advantage of a good 2016/2017 rainfall season, delivering an April 2017 cereal harvest 3 per cent above the 5-year average.

03 Oct 2017 description

Update on global programmes

A. Introduction

20 Sep 2017 description

There are currently 2,018 refugees living in Lóvua settlement, this represents six per cent of the overall refugee population from the DRC in northern Angola.

So far, 586 tents have been distributed to refugees in Lóvua settlement, since the beginning of the relocation.

A water tank with the capacity of 5,000 litres has been provided to Lóvua Municipality to improve host communities’ access to potable water.

KEY FIGURES

14 Sep 2017 description

In this issue

- Special Focus – UN General Assembly

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is set to meet on the margins of the upcoming General Assembly in New York to talk about South Sudan.

With full UN support, the African Union’s commitment to curbing arms trafficking can become a sustainable solution.

Heads of state are asked to insist on international solidarity for disasters caused by climate change in Africa during the General Debate at the UN later this month.

- Addis Insight

05 Sep 2017 description
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In Lóvua, there are currently 1,495 refugees living in the settlement, the next relocation is scheduled for 31 August from Cacanda reception centre.

A Child Friendly Space has been established in Lóvua with 264 children out of 754 attending in the first week of operation.

Malaria cases have decreased, however due to the start of the rainy season this trend is expected to invert.

KEY FIGURES

75%
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

04 Sep 2017 description

SUMMARY

The bulk of Southern African Development Community (SADC) is likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall for most of the period October to December (OND) 2017 and normal to above-normal rainfall for the January to March (JFM) 2018. However, northernmost Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), northern Tanzania, the islands states, eastern-most Madagascar and the south-eastern contiguous SADC region are likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall throughout the 2017/18 rainy season.

22 Aug 2017 description

The total population in Lóvua settlement stands at 1,495 Congolese refugees who were successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre.

A total of 23,615 refugees (5,635 households) received monthly food baskets.

1,541 primary health consultations were provided during the past week, representing an increase of 9 per cent.

KEY FIGURES

75%
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

21 Aug 2017 description
  • 1,495 Congolese refugees have been successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre to Lóvua settlement.

  • Upon arrival in Lóvua, all refugees received medical support, relief items and a one-day food ration.

  • Malaria continues to be the main cause of morbidity with a total of 285 cases recorded during the reporting week.

Key figures

  • 75% Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

  • 33,132 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Dundo area (14 August 2017)

12 Aug 2017 description

On 8 August a total of 351 Congolese refugees (121 families) were successful relocated from Mussungue reception centre to the Lóvua site.

By the end of the current week the full relocation of Mussunge reception centre to Lóvua is expected to be completed.

Malaria infection rates remain similar to past week, 348 in both centres (last week 335 were registered).

KEY FIGURES

07 Jul 2017 description

Question

How are national and regional legal frameworks (including economic and financial system interventions) currently used to control and restrict the illegal wildlife trade (excluding fish or forestry products) in Sub Saharan Africa?

Summary

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

01 May 2017 description

Affected countries require funds to build more resilient and climate-smart economies

By: Dan Shepard
From Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

Researchers are still trying to learn why the population of African penguins has dropped precipitously over the last 15 years—some estimates say by 90%—but most agree that climate change is a major factor in the decline of this iconic African species.

27 Feb 2017 description

Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

FAO report stresses need to increase agricultural productivity

24 February 2017, Freetown - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to a new FAO report.