Angola Refugee Crisis Situation Update: 24 July 2017.
International Resource Statistics
Published: July 2017
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This report provides statistics on the refugee crisis in Angola and efforts by UNICEF to assist refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have arrived since early April 2017. It explains there are 32,486 refugees from DRC have been registered in Lunda Norte and the majority have found some shelter in the host community, with 8,770 people remaining at the reception centers; at the existing reception centers. Information is provided on humanitarian leadership and coordination, the humanitarian strategy of UNICEF, and the response of UNICEF in the areas of water and sanitation, nutrition and health, child protection, education, communication, supply and logistics, and funding. Key efforts by UNICEF and its partners include: constructing 110 latrines and 92 shower units to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions benefitting approximately 5,700 people, and reaching 18,293 refugees with hygiene promotion messages; providing 9,272 refugees with safe water on a daily basis, distributing 6,000 jerry cans to enable safe water transportation and storage, and installing 60 hand washing facilities; a total of 5,481 children have been screened for malnutrition by UNICEF and partners with all malnourished children referred for treatment; and UNICEF and partners have registered 106 separated and unaccompanied children, of which 77 were reunited with their families over the past month, and 29 are in foster care while family tracing and reunification efforts continue for these children.
unaccompanied children; refugees; child protection; child safety; nutrition; starvation; family reunification; foster children; search for birth parents; international organizations; United Nations; Africa