According to the Numbers

  • 1.58 million people in southwestern Angola are food insecure. 239,343 children under the age of five were screened in the provinces of Hula and Cunene.
  • In both provinces, 24,181 children were admitted to a community treatment program for Moderate Acute Malnutrition between November and April.
  • $7.5 million funding deficit for six months (May to October 2022).
  • In April 2022, 7,035 people offered their assistance.

Operational Updates

Drought Response

During an occasion hosted by the Provincial Directorate of Health, the Cunene and Hula Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) project was formally phased out.

With the help of 200 Community Health Workers, WFP has screened ninety thousand children aged Six to fifty-nine months in seven communities in Hula since November 2021. (CHW). With Moderate Acute Malnutrition  abbreviated MAM  without problems, thirteen thousand children were admitted for home care, whereas nine hundred eighty three children with MAM with complications and Severe Acute Malnutrition abаbreviated SAM were evacuated to the nearest health facility.

Every two weeks, nutritional supplements were tested and refilled.

WFP tested 148,652 children aged 6 to 59 months in Cunene between November 2021 and April 2022. A total of  ten thousand children were treated for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM), with one thousand six hundred children being sent to the nearest health centers for severe acute malnutrition also known as SAM and MAM with complications.

Since January 2022, Cunene has hosted 56 culinary demonstrations to raise awareness, promote local cuisine, and promote a healthy diet.

In April, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched a Cash-Based Transfer (CBT) initiative for drought-affected families in Angola’s south. In Cunene province, four thousand people were helped, while in Hula province, eight thousand people were helped.

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