Quiculungo - At least 7,599 cases of malaria were diagnosed in the first quarter of this year in Quiculungo municipality, northern Cuanza Norte province.
The information is contained in a report from the local Health Department, saying the above figure shows a reduction of 1,070 cases as compared with the number of people with the disease during the same period of 2016.
According to the source that reached Angop on Tuesday, during the period in respect, 122 patients with malaria were hospitalised, resulting in 14 deaths.
The chronic drought crisis continues to affect an estimated 1.13 million people in the south of Angola, including 605,982 children.
UNICEF has rehabilitated 68 water points in drought affected areas (Namibe and Huila), which provides safe water to 34,000 people, including 15,700 children. In total 175 water points will be rehabilitated by the first quarter of 2018 in an aim to reach 80,000 people with safe water.
(Kulto, 14th September 2017) - Today, Angola is still suffering the aftermath of a civil war lasting more than three decades and the heritage of colonialism. People in Need (PiN) decided more than 10 years ago to bring help to the inhabitants of this country. A permanent mission was set up in the province of Bié which was one of the regions most ravaged by war and poverty. In the first years PiN field workers concentrated on the renewal or improvement of the quality of elementary education and the development of agriculture and markets in the rural areas.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
There are currently 2,313 refugees living in Lóvua settlement, this represents seven per cent of the overall refugee population from the DRC in northern Angola.
2,984 children, attended the child friendly spaces available in Cacanda and Lóvua during the last week.
Lack of funding will soon start to affect interventions, such as, treatment for children with moderate acute malnutrition and the water supply system.
There are currently 2,018 refugees living in Lóvua settlement, this represents six per cent of the overall refugee population from the DRC in northern Angola.
So far, 586 tents have been distributed to refugees in Lóvua settlement, since the beginning of the relocation.
A water tank with the capacity of 5,000 litres has been provided to Lóvua Municipality to improve host communities’ access to potable water.
In Lovua Settlement, MDM is currently using the following intervention points/places: MSF’s Health Clinic; Group Activities: provisionally within UNICEF tents and outreach in the villages. In terms of casemanagement, some three cases were identified and supported during the reporting period, all related to emotional stress. Training on alternative group activities for refugee youth and team building activities. In terms of outreach, daily visit to the different villages in view to inform the community on available services and staff.
Overall, there were not major changes in the feeding practices before leaving DRC and after arriving in Angola; the major difference was seen in the number of meals and variety of complementary foods provided to the infants and children.
Mothers seem aware of the importance of breastfeeding, and early initiation of breastfeeding is the common practice among refugees.
There are currently 1,650 refugees living in Lóvua settlement following the first relocation from Cacanda reception centre on 31 August.
So far, 488 tents have been distributed to refugees in Lóvua settlement since the beginning of the relocation.
The population in Lóvua receive is provided with an average of 24 litres of water per person per day.
76% Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children
PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELING PROVIDED
Short Workshop: Balanced Couples Relationships (BCR), provided for two Angolan
Individual Emotional Support and Counselling to RDC Refugees:
15.08.17 Male, adult - Traumatic Reallocation (45’)
15.08.17 Female, adult - Traumatic Reallocation (30’)
16.08.17 Male, adult - Emotional Support (30’)
16.08.17 Female, adult - Emotional Support (40’)
31.08.17 Male adult - Stress/Insomnia intervention (30’)
In Lóvua, there are currently 1,495 refugees living in the settlement, the next relocation is scheduled for 31 August from Cacanda reception centre.
A Child Friendly Space has been established in Lóvua with 264 children out of 754 attending in the first week of operation.
Malaria cases have decreased, however due to the start of the rainy season this trend is expected to invert.
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children
Lubango - At least ninety three national general medical practitioners, newly qualified through a public tender in the health area, were Friday in Lubango officially presented to the local government, in order to minimize the shortage that the sector faces.
These new cadres trained in Cuba and in the country will be distributed by the municipalities of Lubango (20), Cacula (two), Matala (10), Quilengues (six), Jamba (six), Chibia (six), Chipindo Caconda (five), Gambos (six) Chicomba (four) Humpata (six), Cuvango (five), Caluquembe (six) and Quipungo (six).
The total population in Lóvua settlement stands at 1,495 Congolese refugees who were successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre.
A total of 23,615 refugees (5,635 households) received monthly food baskets.
1,541 primary health consultations were provided during the past week, representing an increase of 9 per cent.
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children
1,495 Congolese refugees have been successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre to Lóvua settlement.
Upon arrival in Lóvua, all refugees received medical support, relief items and a one-day food ration.
Malaria continues to be the main cause of morbidity with a total of 285 cases recorded during the reporting week.
75% Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children
33,132 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Dundo area (14 August 2017)
Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country
“I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in my area” says Francisco Muhangenu (50), a senior chief of Lunda Norte Province, Angola, standing between his fellow chiefs during a traditional ritual for blessing the refugee camp site. “We are the same people despite the border line which has separated us.”
• The chronic drought crisis continues to affect an estimated 1.13 million people in the south, including 605,982 children.
• Heavy rains in northern and southern regions at the beginning of the year elevated the risk of cholera outbreaks and other water-borne diseases. As of June 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cholera cases stands at 455 (Soyo – 218, Cabinda – 236, and Luanda – 1. In total 24 deaths have been reported with ten deaths reported in Soyo and 14 in Cabinda. The last fatal case was reported during week 22 in Cabinda.
On 8 August a total of 351 Congolese refugees (121 families) were successful relocated from Mussungue reception centre to the Lóvua site.
By the end of the current week the full relocation of Mussunge reception centre to Lóvua is expected to be completed.
Malaria infection rates remain similar to past week, 348 in both centres (last week 335 were registered).