Angola

At this USAID-supported women's association, they learn to plant new crops, such as eggplant, beans, and kale.
At this USAID-supported women's association, they learn to plant new crops, such as eggplant, beans, and kale.
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Latest Southern Africa Fact Sheet

Key Developments

Drought conditions—beginning in 2013 and continuing into 2014—exacerbated food insecurity in Angola. At the height of the crisis approximately 700,000 people required emergency food assistance, exceeding the Government of the Republic of Angola’s capacity to respond. On May 13, 2014, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Heather C. Merritt reissued a disaster declaration due to the effects of food insecurity. In response, OFDA supported food-security and nutrition programs for vulnerable populations in Angola’s worst-affected provinces.

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)  is responding to a regional drought in Southern Africa. Please visit our webpage for additional information.

Background

Angola regularly experiences drought, flooding, and food insecurity. A lack of access to safe drinking water and basic health care services contributes to increased morbidity and mortality rates in Angola. USAID/OFDA’s response strategy in Southern Africa includes investing in disaster risk reduction programs that build regional, national, and local level capacities and supporting the integration of ongoing disaster response capacity-building programs to eliminate gaps and strengthen response networks in the region.

Latest Angola Fact Sheet

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Last updated: June 23, 2016

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