angola - UNHCR

May 2, 2017 - Senior Regional External Relations Officer ... http://www.unhcr.org/africa.html. POPULATION OF CONCERN. By country of origin. 25,700. 9,300. 6,400. 2,000. 14,600. 58,000. DRC. Guinea. Cote d'Ivoire. Somalia ... Refugees continue to arrive from the Kasai region, DRC to Lunda Norte province in Angola.
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EMERGENCY UPDATE

ANGOLA 2 May 2017 Approximately 12,300 people, fleeing conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have arrived in Angola since April 2017.

UNHCR airlifted 100 metric tons of core relief items on 30 April to assist the new arrivals, who are currently accommodated in overcrowded reception centres in the Dundo area.

The Government of Angola is providing emergency food rations. UNHCR is urgently procuring food for the new arrivals for an initial 15 days.

KEY FIGURES

FUNDING REQUIREMENTS (AS OF MAY 2017)

12,300

US$ 5.5 million

Newly-arrived Congolese refugees

requested, including an additional $3 million for the emergency response until end-June 2017 Funded 0%

40%

$0

Percentage of children among the new arrivals

58,000

Unfunded100% XX% Unfunded

Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers in Angola

[Figure] $5.5 M M

CONTACTS

POPULATION OF CONCERN

Markku Aikomus

By country of origin

Senior Regional External Relations Officer [email protected] Tel: +27(0)81 797 7456

DRC Guinea

Pumla Rulashe Senior Public Information Associate [email protected] Tel: +244 926 829 474 LINKS

Cote d'Ivoire Somalia Other TOTAL:

25,700 9,300 6,400 2,000 14,600 58,000

 Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC  http://www.unhcr.org/africa.html

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Operational Context Refugees continue to arrive from the Kasai region, DRC to Lunda Norte province in Angola. Nearly 400 new arrivals, originating from Mosunga, Poto Poto, Sengue and villages in Kamonia Territory, were recently relocated from border areas to Cacanda reception centre. Refugees described fleeing from violence and hiding in the forest for several days to avoid militia attacks before they were able to cross the border to Angola. They also reported that more people are making their way to Angola. New arrivals are currently being accommodated in reception centres, which are overcrowded. Some refugees are forced to stay outside in the open and are constructing some makeshift structures to protect themselves from the rain.The Government of Angola is providing emergency food rations.

A plane carrying UNHCR core relief items arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist people who fled a recent surge violence in the DRC.UNHCR will be airlifting more relief items to Angola in coming days. The aircraft, supported by UPS, landed 30 April carrying plastic sheets and rolls to provide shelter during the rainy season, sleeping mats, thermal fleece blankets, mosquito nets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and plastic buckets. UNHCR will be airlifting more relief items to Angola in coming days. UNHCR/Martim Perreira

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Achievements

PROTECTION

UNHCR is supporting the Government of Angola to register asylum-seekers, identify people with vulnerabilities and specific needs, as well as to strengthen the humanitarian response by obtaining reliable information on the population of concern. Registration will be undertaken in phased format. UNHCR, the Ministry of Social Assistance and Reintegration (MINARS) and WFP are implementing an information campaign to advise the new arrivals on the registration process.

HEALTH

Many children are suffering from diarrhea, fever and malaria. The Government, with the support of UNICEF and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is providing health services through mobile centres. People in need of urgent medical attention are referred to local hospitals. Refugee health committees have been established in both reception centres.