Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
In the second week of October 2010, rains left 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 were also affected. In coordination with partnets, ACT Alliance provided food and life saving non food items to those affected. (ACT Alliance, 24 Nov 2010)
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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.
CUNENE, Angola, 24 November 2010 - It is early morning as Dr. Zepelin Leva and his colleagues load cars with bed nets and head inland in the southern Angolan province of Cunene.
Before the upcoming rainy season causes floods that make access difficult, the municipal health authorities distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets to hospitals and health centres in the area. "It is a very difficult mission but also fun to go long distances, cross rivers and guarantee that children sleep under a mosquito net, protected against malaria," says Dr.
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.
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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.
Luanda - Nine people were killed, 22 injured and ten went missing, as a result of the rains that hit various provinces of Angola over the weekend, Angop learned Monday.
The information was released in Luanda by the spokesperson for the Civil Protection and Fire Services, Faustino Sebastião.
The official said the rain had equal impact on the provinces of Luanda, Kwanza Norte, Bengo, Lunda Sul and Kuando Kubango, where trees, electricity pylons and cables collapsed, including houses, churches and schools.
Most severely hit in Luanda were the districts of Ingombota, Cazenga, Cacuaco, …
Angola, 22 November 2010 - Nearly a thousand bent and broken corrugated metal roofs and three hundred damaged or destroyed mud houses were left in the wake of severe gales and storms that hit Cuemba town, Angola at the beginning of the rainy season.
Luanda - Eighteen people died, 20 were injuried and 536 families were displaced, following the heavy rains that hit seven provinces of the country, on October 15-18, this year, Angop has learnt.
The information come from the spokesman of the National Service of Civil Protection and Fire Department, Faustino Sebasti=E3o, who added that the rains also destroyed 775 residences, five churches, 19 schools, five lighting poles, a police station and an administration office building.
Partially destroyed were also an hospital and eight churches, as the rains hit Luanda, Uije, Huambo, Bié, …
Tchindjenje - At least 15 families got homeless this morning, at Tchindjenje village, central Huambo Province, following heavy rains and wind that hit the region, ANGOP has learnt.
The local administration has been assessing the damages to carry out a plan to rescue the victims, in order to accommodate them.
On Tuesday, two residences and the premises of the local administration were destroyed in the locality, following the heavy rains and winds.
The broadcasting system of the state-run television station (TPA) and a health centre were also destroyed, but no human victims have …