October food distribution was completed in both the Lóvua settlement and Dundo with 22,688 refugees receiving food assistance.
The relocation plan for some 8,500 refugees living in the urban communities to the Lóvua settlement was finalised. A total number of 24 convoys will relocate refugees within 10-weeks.
UNHCR has received information from the DRC’s National Refugee Commission (CNR) about 122 individuals who appear to have been refouled to DRC in October due to Operação Transparência.
68,436 Refugees in Angola
36,182 Refugees registered in Lunda Norte
15,236 Refugees residing in Lovua settlement
5,427 Total Households in Lunda Norte
680 Single Parents in Lunda Norte
30,000 Asylum-seekers in Angola
22,860 Active population in Lunda Norte
7,624 Refugees residing in Dundo town
1,510 Households headed by women in Lunda Norte
198 Unaccompanied and separated children in Lunda Norte
LUNDA NORTE PROVINCE, Angola – The March 2017 outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has displaced some 1.4 million people and forced over 35,000 others to flee to Lunda Norte Province, Angola. Roughly 75 per cent of refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children.
On 1 November, the United Nations Refugees Agency (UNHCR) strengthened its relationship with the local community in Lovua settlement by donating medicines and medical supplies at a ceremony in front of the Lovua health centre. Lovua hosts the Lovua settlement, where close to 15,000 Congolese refugees live.
Oxfam lance un message d’alerte aujourd’hui face à une crise humanitaire émergeant dans la région du Kasaï, au Sud de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Plus de 257.000 Congolais y ont été forcés de quitter l'Angola suite à une violente répression contre les migrants - y compris des réfugiés. La région du Kasaï, qui est l'une des plus pauvres de la RDC, est déjà affectée par un taux élevé de malnutrition, une épidémie de choléra et des conflits latents.
Oxfam warned today of an emerging humanitarian crisis in the Southern Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where over 257,000 Congolese people have sought safety having been forced to leave Angola in a violent clampdown on refugees and migrants. The area, one of the poorest in DRC, is already struggling with malnutrition, cholera and the threat of a resurgence in conflict.
On 20 October, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) distributed 250 dignity kits to refugees in Lovua Settlement in Angola, where there are currently more than 14,000 Congolese refugees.
Dignity kits, commonly known as "Lodi" in Lovua, contain hygiene supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, sanitary pads and underclothes and are for women and girls of reproductive age. The duration of the kits depends on the user and family of the user. To aid UNFPA with the distribution, there is a team of 23 refugee UNFPA mobilisers such as Mama Marie-Claire.
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Luanda - At least EUR 65 million have been made available by the European Union for the implementation of a resilience programme against drought in the southern provinces of Huila, Namibe and Cunene, informed last Wednesday, in Luanda, the EU ambassador to Angola, Tomas Ulicny.
Malanje - At least 306 people have made homeless as result of devastating floods in the municipalities of Calandula and Luquembo, northern Malanje province, on 15 - 22 October, fire-fighters have said.
The floods destroyed 36 homes, a primary school and two churches, according to a weekly report.
On the other hand, the Firefighters have extinguished two small fires, caused by the short-circuit and gas leakage.
Malanje - At least 50 households have been displaced after their homes were destroyed by rain coupled with strong winds that recently hit the northern province of Malanje.
The rain affected 300 people in municipalities of Calandula and Quela, according to weekly report released by Firefighter Department.
In view of this situation, the victims are claiming for support from the local administrations and other authorities.
The firefighters also extinguished small fire that gutted four houses in the neighborhoods Vila Matilde and Catepa, in Malanje.
• 39,352 children under the age of 5 have been screened for malnutrition and 3,450 were admitted for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) treatment in July in UNICEF-supported outpatient and inpatient treatment centers in drought affected areas and Lunda Norte.
• 1,000 mobilizers were trained on cholera prevention in Luanda’s cholera affected communities, reaching over 23,000 people per day through door-to-door visits.
The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in March 2017 triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million persons and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.