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20 Jun 2017 description

Malanje - At least one hundred and three foreign nationals sought refuge in northern Malanje province and 138 others sought asylum, said the provincial director of the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), Laureano Dias dos Santos.

The total of 241 citizens from different countries namely Mauritania, Sudan, Guinea Conakry, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Cotê d'Ivoire, Chad, Somalia and Liberia.

According to Laureano Dias dos Santos, these citizens are under control of SME in the municipalities of Malanje, Cacuso, Calandula, Quirima, Mucari and Luquembo.

08 Jun 2017 description

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) started to provide psycho-social counselling to the survivors of violence including Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

UNHCR distributed food and relief items to approximately 17,000 asylum-seekers hosted at Cacanda reception centre and in surrounding communities from 25 to 28 May

Opening of access roads, identification of water points and detailed site planning ongoing at new site in Lovua Municipality

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25 May 2017 description

Inter-Ministerial delegation headed by the Minister of MINARS visited Dundo area to strengthen the coordinated response from the government and the UN agencies.

UNHCR distributed food and relief items for approximately 2,500 asylum-seekers hosted in Mussungue reception centre.

The Angolan authorities will open a new site in Lovua Municipality. Preparations are underway to establish necessary structures and services for asylum-seekers.

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15 May 2017 description

Angolan authorities estimate over 21,955 Congolese, fleeing conflict in the Kasai region, have arrived in Angola since April 2017. Approximately some 500 persons are arriving daily mainly from Kamako area.

UNHCR will be distributing food for another 14 days to asylumseekers staying at Cacanda and Mussungue reception centres, as well as in surrounding areas of Dundo, on 18 May.

UNHCR and partners, in support of Angolan authorities, have so far pre-registered 15,639 asylum-seekers.

08 May 2017 description

Angolan authorities estimate that approximately 20,000 people fleeing conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have arrived in Angola since April 2017.

UNHCR finalized the distribution of food, kitchen sets and blankets to asylum-seekers staying at Cacanda and Moussunge reception centres.

Angolan authorities, supported by UNHCR and partners, have pre-registered 11,084 refugees.

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02 May 2017 description

Approximately 12,300 people, fleeing conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have arrived in Angola since April 2017.

UNHCR airlifted 100 metric tons of core relief items on 30 April to assist the new arrivals, who are currently accommodated in overcrowded reception centres in the Dundo area.

The Government of Angola is providing emergency food rations. UNHCR is urgently procuring food for the new arrivals for an initial 15 days.

26 Apr 2017 description

Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have displaced more than 1 million people in the Kasai region.

During the previous week, more than 11,000 people, including women and children, have fled to neighbouring Lunda Norte Province in Angola.

On average, some 500 new arrivals per day crossed the border since end of March. Currently, the border is reportedly closed.

KEY FIGURES

11,000 Newly-arrived Congolese refugees

27 May 2015 description
  • Beneficial rainfall in the driest regions of Ethiopia and Djibouti; little rainfall for eastern areas of the Horn of Africa.

  • Moisture surpluses emerge in far western portions of the Western Africa region, while deficits remain to the east.

20 May 2015 description
  • Most of the greater Horn of Africa observed a decrease in rainfall over the previous week.
  • Early season rainfall remains below normal for portions of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

13 May 2015 description
  • The first substantial rains in many weeks across rift valley regions of Ethiopia this past week may benefit grazing activities and water resources.

  • Rainfall becomes more seasonably well distributed across portions of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

06 May 2015 description
  • A continued absence of rainfall across northern Ethiopia expected to adversely affect crop and pastoral conditions.

  • Delay in onset of early monsoon rainfall continued through the 3rd dekad of April across a large portion of western Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

29 Apr 2015 description
  • A continued absence of rainfall across northern Ethiopia expected to adversely affect crop and pastoral conditions.
  • Largely suppressed early season rains observed during the 2nd dekad of April over much of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

22 Apr 2015 description
  • Very poor rains across northern Ethiopia expected to negatively affect “Belg” season cropping activities.

  • Average to above-average rains continue across parts of Kenya, Tanzania, and southern Somalia.

15 Apr 2015 description

Increased amounts of rainfall leads to favorable moisture conditions over parts of eastern Ethiopia, southern Somalia.

Late season dryness observed over parts of Malawi and Mozambique.

23 Apr 2014 description
  • Decreased amounts of precipitation were observed across parts of Ethiopia during the middle of April
09 Apr 2014 description
  • Average to above average seasonal rainfall continues throughout many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.

  • The weakening of precipitation associated with the departure of the monsoon was observed across southern Africa.

19 Mar 2014 description
  • A favorable distribution of rainfall was observed over Southern Africa during the past week.

  • Widespread and above-average rains fell across the Greater Horn of Africa during the past week.

24 Apr 2013 description

1) Poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has resulted in deteriorating ground conditions since January. This has negatively impacted crops and livestock throughout many parts of southern Angola and northern Namibia.

2) Little to no rainfall since the second dekad of March has been received across portions of eastern Angola, and western Zambia. Late season moisture deficits indicate an early departure of the southern Africa monsoon in the region and may affect crops planted late in the season.

17 Apr 2013 description

1) Since the beginning of the year, poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions, stressed vegetation and negatively impacted cropping activities and livestock throughout many parts of southwestern Africa. Many local areas in Angola and Namibia have experienced less than half of their normal rainfall accumulation since January.