Angola is one of the emerging economies in the southern Africa region, with large mineral and petroleum reserves, and high rates of economy growth, in particular since the end of the 23-year civil war in 2002. However, the latest UNDP Human Development Index locates Angola in 148th position (out of 187 countries), which places this country in the low human development category.

Since 2007, OCHA ROSA has been supporting various activities in Angola, including:

  • The development of the national contingency plan for humanitarian emergencies, as well as the revision of the plan and the establishment of an inter-agency coordination mechanism;
  • The development of CERF Rapid Response applications in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012;
  • The issuing of Situation Reports on various humanitarian situations, including floods and drought;
  • The development of a draft response plan to address the needs of Angolan nationals expelled from DRC (in collaboration with UNHCR);
  • Leading a Regional Director’s Team mission to support the UN Resident Coordinator/UN Country Team in dealing with the issue of cross-border expulsions of DRC and Angolan nationals
  • Reviewing of Emergency Preparedness and Response Information Management Systems and implementing the recommendations with the assistance of a consultant hired through UNDP