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UNICEF Angola Refugee Crisis Situation Update 30 June 2017



  • UNICEF and partners constructed 110 latrines and 92 shower units to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions benefitting approximately 5,700 people, and have reached 18,293 refugees with hygiene promotion messages.

  • UNICEF continues to provide 9,045 refugees with safe water on a daily basis and has distributed 6,000 jerry cans to enable safe water transportation and storage.

  • A total of 3,580 children have been screened for malnutrition by UNICEF and partners with all malnourished children referred for treatment.

  • UNICEF and partners have registered 99 separated and unaccompanied children, of which 71 were reunited with their families over the past month. The remaining 28 children are in foster care while family tracing and reunification efforts continue for these children. .

  • UNICEF has successfully advocated with the Provincial Delegation of Justice for birth registration of refugee children born in Angola and to date. 35 refugee children born in Angola have received official birth registration.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

The Angolan authorities estimate that approximately 30,000 people have fled instability in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and have arrived as refugees in Angola since early April 2017, among them more than 13,000 children. Local authorities and partners have identified a new land site which will be used for relocating the refugees currently located in Lóvua municipality and can provide appropriate settlement conditions and services. UNICEF is supporting the Government of Angola and UNHCR to develop the site plan, and to establish water points, sanitation facilities, child-friendly spaces and classroom areas. Until now over 3 kilometres of road has been constructed and the area designated to host the arrival centre area has been cleared.