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08 Sep 2017 description
Entire villages have been burnt down and civilians are in a dire situation as basic services have stopped and lawlessness prevails. Hundreds of children have been separated from their parents.
15 Aug 2017 description
More than 33,000 Congolese refugees are being moved from overcrowded reception centers in northern Angola to a newly established settlement in Lóvua – some 100 km further inland.
04 Aug 2017 description
Parmi ces victimes figurent 62 enfants, dont 30 avaient moins de 8 ans, indique un communiqué du Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies aux droits de l'homme publié ce vendredi à Genève.
03 Jul 2017 description
Since April, some 31,000 refugees have arrived in Angola’s Lunda Norte province, fleeing violent attacks in the DRC’s Kasai region. The number of refugees could reach 50,000.
26 Jun 2017 description
While the influx of refugees continues, protection assessments confirm brutal violence, with women and children arriving with severe wounds and reporting harassment, rape and killings.
20 Jun 2017 description
Various actors are fuelling ethnic hatred, resulting in extremely grave, widespread and apparently planned attacks against civilians, High Commissioner Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council today.
12 Jun 2017 description
Since April, some 30,000 refugees have already arrived in Angola, fleeing violent attacks in the Kasai region. With 300-500 refugees arriving daily, the number could reach 50,000.
09 Jun 2017 description
“Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,” said Ambassador Hajnoczi.
30 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in northern Angola need urgent support, including access to food, safe drinking water and sanitation.
17 May 2017 description
Des risques épidémiques importants sont rapportés en raison de l’effondrement du système de surveillance épidémiologique consécutif à la fuite du personnel soignant vers les grandes villes.
12 May 2017 description
The recent arrivals fleeing violence in the DRC include people with severe wounds and burn injuries, who have been transferred to a local hospital to receive urgent medical attention. About 70 people are being treated.
30 Apr 2017 description
Humanitarian assistance will be distributed in the Dundo area, where refugees have been accommodated in makeshift reception centres since early April, including some 4,000 children.
28 Apr 2017 description
With some 1.17 million internally displaced as of 27 April, priorities for humanitarian intervention include food security, access to healthcare and protection, including 4,000 children separated from their families.
21 Apr 2017 description
Border points and villages inside the Southern African nation have seen a sharp increase in refugee arrivals, with over 9,000 arriving so far in April. The brutal conflict in Congo’s previously peaceful Kasai region has displaced more than one million since 2016.
20 Apr 2017 description
Due to the magnitude of humanitarian needs, a Flash Appeal is being finalized to mobilize more funding for assistance. The current humanitarian capacities have been outstripped.
22 Mar 2017 description
A fall armyworm outbreak is causing considerable crop damage in seven countries in the region, concurrently with a cyclone in Madagascar, flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
14 Feb 2017 description
The challenging outbreak caused 965 confirmed cases across Angola and DRC, with thousands more suspected. More than 30 million people were vaccinated in both countries.
13 Feb 2017 description
The ECCAS secretariat, its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of 2017.
10 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The impact of the higher than average La Niña rains may lead to displacement, infrastructure damage and cholera and other disease outbreaks in some countries of southern Africa, the agency warns.
23 Dec 2016 description
More than 15 million Angolans and 10 million Congolese were vaccinated under a campaign coordinated by the WHO. No new cases have been reported for six months.