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10 Mar 2018 description

Dundo - Over 10,000 refugees - 4,304 men, 3,102 women and 3,287 children - from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have returned voluntarily to the country since June 2017, according to Migration and Foreigners Service (SME).

The provincial director of SME, Marcelino José Caetano, told Angop that the daily and voluntary departures of refugees occurs under supervision of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at the Chissanda border check point, in the Chitato municipality, eastern Lunda Norte province.

09 Mar 2018 description
  • Fifty-two registered Congolese refugees living in Dundo and 480 unregistered Congolese refugees staying at Cacanda Reception Centre were forcibly returned to the DRC in February.

  • Should conditions improve, UNHCR stands ready to work with the authorities in DRC and Angola in the voluntary repatriation of refugees from Lunda Norte Province to the DRC.

  • A football tournament with 110 adolescent girls in Lóvua raised attention towards sexual and reproductive health and prevention of sexual and genderbased violence.

09 Mar 2018 description
report APOPO

UK support trains 16 HeroRATs for mine detection in Angola.

About a year ago sixteen baby HeroRATs were chosen from the APOPO breeding center in Tanzania to be trained as landmine detection rats. With the support of the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery (UK), these rats have now successfully completed their training and are being prepared to move to their new home in northwestern Angola.

06 Mar 2018 description

Operation: Dundo (Angola)
Period: 1st to 30th January 2018

I. Context in Dundo in January:

There are 3 major facts to report for the month of January:

  • The launching of targeted initiatives aiming at reaching the refugee community leaving in out of camps context. An assessment was done in Nzachi, Luxilo, Fucauma and Dundo Town in order to build partnership with service providers from the Government design SGBV referral pathways for those locations;

05 Mar 2018 description
Angola + 1 other

December 2015 – September 2018
Total Funding: $1.5 million

05 Mar 2018 description

Duration: March 2015 – March 2018
Total Funding: $ 1.2 million


Heavy rains in March 2015 displaced approximately 10,000 people whose homes were washed away in the deluge, killing more than 100.  Inresponse, the Ministry of Petroleum reached out to Association of Oil Exploration Companies in Angola (ACEPA) member companies for assistance.  Twelve companies pooled a combined $1.2 million to support the development of a new community on safer ground, the 11 de Marco neighborhoods in Cabrais, Catumbela Municipality.

28 Feb 2018 description


  • 11 770 Refugees

  • 25 387 Active population in Lunda Norte

  • 3 060 Families

  • 44 Persons with disability

  • 55% Children (under 18 years old)

  • 138 Unaccompanied and separated children

  • 39 Children at risk

  • 49% Of the population are women

  • 1 in 4 Households are headed by women

28 Feb 2018 description


  • 13 617 Refugees

  • 25 387 Active population in Lunda Norte

  • 3409 Families

  • Persons with disabilities

  • 56% Children (under 18 years old)

  • 114 Unaccompanied and separated children

  • 59 Children at risk

  • 49% Of the population are women

  • 1 in 5 Households are headed by women

  • 3136 819 emergency shelters constructed, 575 tents provided by GoA and 1740 tents provided by UNHCR.

28 Feb 2018 description

Luanda - Angolan Government pledges commitment to the construction of water retention dams in the country’s central and southern regions with a view to reducing the negative impact of drought, said Tuesday in Luanda the State Secretary for Water.

Luís Filipe da Silva made the pledge at the end of the first meeting of National Water Council, chaired by the vice President Bornito de Sousa.

He spoke of the need to build several dams in several waterways and ponds to retain and supply of water.

21 Feb 2018 description

LUNDA NORTE, Angola – Towards the end of Yvonne Mboi’s pregnancy, she recalled, “I realized I was too big. I was afraid.” These concerns loomed large after her harrowing flight from conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

But when she finally gave birth, Ms. Mboi was surprised, and relieved, to discover her size made perfect sense: she delivered two healthy twin girls.

The 20-year-old had been in the early stages of pregnancy last May when she, her husband and their young daughter escaped the chaos in their country’s Kasai region.

21 Feb 2018 description

Cuito - The non-governmental organisation "People in Need" launched in February a project to improve the food security of the vulnerable communities in central Bie province.

The fact was announced Tuesday by manager of NGO's Health Programme, Elena Catalan.

Speaking to Angop, Elena Catalan spoke of the perspectives of the actions to be developed, through the said project.

The manager stressed that the programme, aimed essentially at ensuring the nutritional levels of the populations, will cover rural areas.

20 Feb 2018 description

Uíge - Heavy rainfall destroyed 120 houses in districts of Uige and Maquela do Zombo, northern Uige province, from January to February 14 this year.

The information was revealed Friday by the representative of Fire-brigade in Uíge province, Eduardo André Almeida Pereira.

The source noted that the rain hit a church in the municipality of Maquela do Zombo.

Storm blew off the roof of the Police building and national radio repeater.

Still in Maquela de Zombo, the rain destroyed 60 houses, leaving 200 people homeless, he said.

20 Feb 2018 description

Menongue - At least 1,400 mined zones have been catalogued all over the country, said on Thursday in Cuito Cuanavale municipality, southeast Cuando Cubango province, the general director of the National Demining Institute (INAD), Leonardo Severino Sapalo.

The official unveiled the information during the demolition of 448 anti-tank mines and 9 personal mines, in a ceremony witnessed by the deputy governor for Technical Services and Infrastructure of Cuando Cubango province, Bento Francisco Xavier.

17 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 17th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has implemented the first phase of the relief, medical and logistics aid programme valued at AED 8 million, provided by the UAE to support the humanitarian situation in Angola.