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Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study

Background: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has spread from China to 25 countries. Local cycles of transmission have already occurred in 12 countries after case importation. In Africa, Egypt has so far confirmed one case. The management and control of COVID-19 importations heavily rely on a country's health capacity. Here we evaluate the preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against their risk of importation of COVID-19.

Provision of Transportation Assistance to DRC Refugees in Lunda Norte Province –Angola

The proposed project will enable IOM to provide safe transportation assistance to 7,500 incoming Congolese (DRC) refugees traveling from the hosting centres of the Government and borders points to the reception centres within Lunda Norte province. IOM will work to secure that all cases related to health concern are informed in time during pre-departure process determining the health status of the refugees.

Emergency Flood Assistance to Remote Communities in Angola (FARCA)

Through this project IOM intends to contribute to community relief operations in the affected provinces, by installing school and health post facilities as well as additional fixed shelters in communities severely affected by destruction. Therefore, IOM requests Stork's Aluronda tents as in kind donation from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Rapid Humanitarian Support to Displaced Communities Affected by the Floods in Kuando Kubango Provinces - Angola (SCAF)

IOM will support the national and local Government's efforts in providing direct emergency relief assistance to the victims of the floods, giving priority to the worst-hit areas. IOM's proposed response will ensure effective and timely humanitarian assistance through the technical support on needs assessment, procurement and distribution of NFI and shelter materials, and provision of awareness raising materials and social mobilisation on a) displacement and camp/facilities management and b) cross cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS, environment and gender.

Reintegration Assistance to Returnees and Host Communities in Uige Province, Angola

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Angola (GoA) in enhancing the quality of life experienced by returnees and their host communities in Uige province. This will be done by IOM and its partners through the improvement of housing capacity, livelihoods, health, education, water and sanitation, and through social cohesion building to the benefit of both returnees and host communities.

Children, Food Security and Nutrition in Angola (CFN)

The United Nations Joint Program (JP) on Children, Food Security and Nutrition in Angola, aims to alleviate child hunger and under nutrition in three target provinces and enhance advocacy for child friendly policies while improving the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of food and nutrition of children in beneficiary areas. The JP also focuses on strengthening local capacities national, provincial, municipal and community levels to develop, implement and monitor effective policies and programs concerning the access to food of children.

Integrate Project Rehabilitation of Socio-Infrastuctures Hanga Mission, Bailundo Municipality (IPRSIH)

The project aim is the reestablishment of basic services for the communities living around Hanga, with the rehabilitation of some of the main infrastructures like the Health Center, Primary school, Dormitory, Canteen, and kindergarten. The Bailundo Municipality yet doesn't have the proper Municipal Hospital. It is under project since four years and not yet complete. The Hanga Health Center has been considered as a reference for this municipality and is attending the majority of the Bailundo Communities.