ACT Alliance Appeal: Assistance to Drought Affected Rural Families in Huila and Cunene Provinces – AGO131

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Appeal Target: US$740,799

Balance Requested: US$706,439

Geneva, 05 August 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Angola is experiencing drought which has led to a food and water crisis. The government convened a meeting with the United Nations and humanitarian actors in Angola on May 15th to appeal for support. More than 1,833,900 people are experiencing severe food insecurity. The UN Southern Africa Weekly Report of May 24th and July 22nd 2013 reports that Angola has been affected by drought, food insecurity and health problems. Incidences of cholera outbreak have also been reported in southern Angola.

The ACT Angola forum is responding to the drought through this appeal targeting the rural drought affected populations in the two provinces of Huila and Cunene. Six rural villages were identified with support from the local administrative authorities. The overall goal of the response is to alleviate the suffering of the drought affected rural populations and to facilitate a livelihood restoration program. The projected outcomes are as following:

Outcome 1: Food security/Food distribution - Targeted communities have greater food security;
Outcome 2: WASH - Access to safe environment and clean water by affected populations;
Outcome 3: Livelihood diversification - Develop and improve community capacities in resilience;
Outcome 4: Disaster Risk Reduction - Drought affected communities are better prepared to face impending disasters.