WFP Angola Country Brief, November 2021 – Angola

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In numbers

  • 1.58 million people in acute food insecurity in southwestern Angola

  • 14,000 children under 5 in urgent need of acute malnutrition treatment in southwestern Angola

  • $ 6.76 million for six months (January-June 2022) funding gap

Operational updates

Response from refugees

  • In November, WFP reached 7,087 refugees with food aid, including cornmeal, legumes, vegetable oil, salt (a total of 183 tons for November and December).

  • WFP and World Vision conducted a post-distribution monitoring exercise to measure beneficiaries’ food consumption value and gather feedback on the quality of aid. The results should be available in December.

  • The livelihood support activities developed as part of the WFP-UNHCR Livelihoods Strategy have been postponed due to a lack of funds.

Analysis and allocation of weak points

  • In coordination with Joint Aid Management (JAM), the Global Nutrition Cluster, UNICEF and the National Public Health Directorate, the WFP has collected data for the SMART nutrition surveys in the south and center of the country (WFP in the provinces of Benguela and Huambo,
    UNICEF – Huila and Cunene). The survey will provide key nutrition data for drought-affected populations and the final report is expected in late 2021.

  • WFP supports the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MINAGRIP) in setting up a provincial working group for food security and nutrition in Cuando Cubango, financed by the Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA) program of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Cunene with funds from Ministry of the Environment / UNDP within the framework of the Cuvelai project.

  • The WFP is also working to produce seasonal monitoring reports with the latest rainfall and vegetation data that will be shared with the government and partners.


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