Situation Report Nº2 on the Drought Response (as of May 2016)

May 27, 2016

UN agencies and NGOs are closely working with the Government of Angola to address the situation. From March to May 2016, World Vision International undertook an assessment of the nutrition status of children under age 5 in Cunene and Huila provinces. UNICEF together with Provincial Directorates of Energy and Water (DPEA) are assessing the state of manual water pumps; and FAO jointly with the Food Security Directorate (GSA), Provincial Directorate of Agriculture (DPA) and Veterinary Services (ISV) are assessing food, seeds stock needs.

Provincial Governments and Civil Protection are supporting vulnerable population through punctual actions and promoting synergies and pilot experience between emergency and regular programs, as well as public and private sector. Food aid is being stocked ahead of the coming leaning season.

Multiple national and international NGOs and Red Cross have emergency programs to respond to rural community needs in term of water point rehabilitation, seeds and small livestock distribution, and good practices trainings in health, nutrition and agriculture/veterinary in the three provinces.

The main donors, such as EU-ECHO, ADB, WB have constituted drought response teams in order to establish needs assessments, promoting integrated emergency and post emergency interventions.