Lubango - The United Nations Population and Development Fund (UNDP) has available US $ 465 million for drought-resilient projects in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene in favor of 1.1 million people of the country’s southern region.
This was announced Friday to the press in Lubango by UNDP Angola director, Henrik Fredborg Larsen, who is on a working visit to Huíla adding that the project to be implemented until 2030, has made available this year 22% of the total value.
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.
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.
Education provides us with knowledge about the world and the skills that are needed to have an impact. It can also lay the foundation for a strong society. Indeed, a good quality human resource capacity is considered a critical part of a nation. There are different social benefits of education such as greater civic engagement, better employment opportunities and access to networks.
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.
The warning came from the liaison officer to World Health Organisation in the region, Armando Aspirante.
Aspirante told Angop that several protection measures are being implemented along the border area, the communes of Chiluange and Cassai Sul share with the DRC.
The official said that there are skilled surveillance teams in both communes and well equipped health facilities to deal with eventual cases of disease.
This was said Thursday by the chief of Staff of the Military Region Center, Brigadier João Kaluapa.
Kaluapa was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Methodological Meeting of FAA Engineering and Infrastructure Specialists.
He also said that FAA demining experts will continue to contribute to the process of building and rebuilding bridges and roads throughout the Central Military Region.
The move is intended to promote the safe free movement of people and goods.
Luena - The Environment Minister, Paula Francisco Coelho, on Thursday in Luena (Moxico), recommended the creation of a legal instrument that aims to detect, identify, and monitor areas of risk in order to eliminate the emergence of ravines.
The official made the recommendation at the opening of the workshop on ravines in Angola, arguing that the spread of gullies not only affects the communities but also conditions the country's sustainable development and the ecosystem conservation.