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INTER-AGENCY OPERATIONAL UPDATE

Angola 03 October 2017 As of 29 September, there were 2,970 refugees living in Lóvua settlement, which represents 11 per cent of the overall refugee population from the DRC in Lunda Norte Province.

Refugees continue to arrive to Cacanda Reception Centre from Dundo town putting pressure both on structures and services.

Currently there are 1,411 refugees in Cacanda Reception Centre in need of shelter. Plastic sheets are provided to refugees to be used as temporary shelter.

KEY FIGURES

FUNDING (AS OF 26 SEPTEMBER)

77%

USD 65,507,610

Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

requested for Angola Inter-agency Refugee Response Funded 39%

27,173

$25.7 M

Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte Province (29 September 2017)

50,000 Inter-agency planning figure for Congolese refugees from Unfunded 61%

the Kasai region in northern Angola by the end of the year

POPULATION TRENDS

$39.8 M

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Number of refugees

Operational support 11% 50,000 (projected)

60,000 50,000 40,000

30,000

Logistics and Telecoms 10%

Protection 19%

30,000 20,000

Livelihoods 6%

10,000

WASH 6%

15-Apr-17

01-Jun-17

31-Dec-17

DRC Refugees in Angola

Food 14%

Shelter Health and and NFI Nutrition 13% 14% Education 6%

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INTER-AGENCY OPERATIONAL UPDATE > Angola / 03 October 2017

Operational Context 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 33,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province of Angola. Refugees have reported generalized violence, mass killings, mutilations, burning of property, destruction of villages, schools and churches, rape of women and girls and human rights abuses, as well as the shortage of food and the lack of access to basic services and goods. The DRC-Angola border serves as a main artery for trade between the two countries. While the border is closed to trade and commerce, the Government of Angola (GoA) has maintained an open door policy to welcome Congolese nationals fleeing as a result of the civil unrest. As the situation remains volatile in the Kasai region, humanitarian agencies in Angola have developed a response plan to assist an influx of 50,000 refugees by the end December 2017. The interagency humanitarian response to the existing 27,173 Congolese refugees (6,646 households), covers the areas of protection, emergency shelter, food and nutrition, non-food items, water, sanitation, hygiene, health and emergency education until the end of 2017. The change in the population figures is explained by the significant increase in the number of individuals inactivated during September’s general food distribution (GFD), under the standard operating procedures’ inactivation criteria. The voluntary relocation of refugees, from Mussungue Reception Centre to Lóvua settlement, some 100 kilometres west of Dundo, started on 8 August and concluded on 13 August. Since 31 August, relocation of refugees from Cacanda reception centre has been ongoing, and the current refugee population in this centre stands at 5,631 individuals,

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INTER-AGENCY OPERATIONAL UPDATE > Angola / 03 October 2017

pending transfer to Lóvua. Currently, 2,970 refugees (862 families), or eleven per cent of the Congolese refugee population in northern Angola were relocated to the settlement in Lóvua, which has a total planned capacity for approximately 30,000 refugees. This settlement is expected to respond to the needs of all refugees living in Lunda Norte Province, and,