Angola Emergency: OCHA Situation Report No. 01 (as of 07 June 2016)

Jun 8, 2016

Angola has been responding a Yellow Fever outbreak since December 2015, and currently has 2,954 cumulative suspected cases, of which 819 were confirmed and 328 have died. The most affected age group was the 15 and 30 years of age with a predominance of men (75%). This has had a significant economic impact since this is the part of the population that is responsible for household incomes.

Local transmission has been registered in 10 of 18 provinces of Angola. The ten are highly populated provinces including Luanda, Lunda Norte, Cunene and Malange and are the provinces that most recently reported local yellow fever transmission. Currently in Luanda 6,583,216 persons 92% have been vaccinated.

 The epidemic is spreading particularly threatening the northern and southern border areas of the country. It remains a serious concern especially for those countries classified as low risks for YF disease (Namibia, Zambia).

Please, read more in:

OCHA: Angola Emergency Situation Report No. 01 (as of 07 June 2016)

Contact information

For further information, please contact:

Paolo Balladelli, UN Resident Coordinator,  Tel: +244 226 430 880, Cell +244 929 552 551

Fatima Santos, Coordination Specialist Office of UN Resident Coordinator,  Tel: +244 222 335 609

Ana Gomez Escobar, M&E and Coordination Officer,  Tel: +244 226 4380 880

Martin Acosta, Humanitarian Affair Officer, Tel: +244 226 430 880, Cell +244 926 311 771