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  • Modern technology helping refugees in Angola get aid fast

    news UNHCR, 01 Aug 2017 (1 year ago )
    A long queue snakes its way through Cacanda reception centre as people wait patiently to receive their monthly food rations of maize meal, cooking oil and beans. An average of 4,500 people queue daily to receive food and other items like blankets, mosquito nets, buckets and solar lamps. The distr...
  • Preventing acute malnutrition among young Congolese refugee children

    news UNHCR, 10 Jul 2017 (1 year ago )
    Partners joined forces to distribute SuperCereal Plus, a highly nutritious fortified cereal for all Congolese refugee children aged from 6 months to two years at the Cacanda reception centre on 7 and 8 July. In June, a blanket monthly distribution of the nutritious supplementary foods to children ag...
  • Over 970 refugees moved to Cacanda from the border

    news UNHCR, 02 Jul 2017 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR registered over 970 Congolese refugees over the weekend in partnership with the SME and MINARS using digital iris scan technology. The refugees were brought from the border towns of Nzagi and Lumua with the support of IOM to Cacanda reception centre where the children were screened for malnutr...
  • Biometric registration kicks off

    news UNHCR, 02 Jun 2017 (1 year ago )
    MINARS, SME and UNHCR started on June 1, 2017 biometric registration of the Congolese refugees recently arrived in Lunda Norte province. So far, 1,200 refugees have been biometrically enrolled and individually registered. MINARS, UNHCR and WFP have pre-registered almost 23,000 refugees up to date. B...
  • Update: Over 20,000 DRC refugees in Angola

    news UNHCR, 12 May 2017 (1 year ago )
    Some 20,563 refugees have now arrived in Angola, fleeing insecurity and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region since early April. A steady stream of refugees continue to cross into Dundo in Lunda Norte Province. More than 3,000 have arrived in the last few days The Angolan arm...
  • Skin markings save farmer escaping DRC violence

    news UNHCR, 05 May 2017 (1 year ago )
    DUNDO, Angola – The smoke form the burning village hung in the air as the militiamen fanned out through the fields in search of residents to butcher. As her family scattered in different directions, Elena Kita was grabbed from behind by a strong pair of hands. The man who snatched her took out a ma...
  • Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

    news UNHCR, 30 Apr 2017 (1 year ago )
    A plane carrying UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, core relief items arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The aircraft, supported by UPS, landed Sunday morning from Dubai, carrying 3,500 plastic sheets as ...