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Angola

Angola in brief

Capital: Luanda
Area: 1,246,700 km2
Population: 12,127,071

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Angola suffers from a legacy of colonialism and decades of civil war that left behind a shattered country with a destroyed infrastructure. The situation has improved since 2002, when the main opposition parties agreed to a ceasefire. Since then, Angola has intensively exploited its rich natural resources and has profited from oil revenues, causing it to become one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. In contrast to the income from mineral resources, the poverty of the majority of population is striking and devastating. PIN has been operating since 2006 in the Bié province, one of the regions most affected by war and poverty.

Given the fact that Angolan children in rural areas are still learning in the open air, only five out of a hundred advance to the fifth grade of primary school, and three quarters of rural teachers have never even finished primary school. We are focusing long-term on improving access to quality primary education.

Agriculture is the source of livelihood for 85% of Angolans, but, as a result of the war, people’s knowledge and skills vanished. Small farmers grow a only few varieties of crops and hunt in the woods in order to get meat. The market is undeveloped due to the poverty and non-existent infrastructure. Therefore, PIN aims to ameliorate the situation through its agriculture and livelihood oriented program.

We also focus on health and hygiene promotion and education, as well as improving access to drinking water and sanitation.

Since 2012, we have expanded our activities and have started to combat child malnutrition. Due to the extremely dry season, poor eating and hygiene habits, and a lack of health services, child malnutrition in Bié reached 15-20%.

Since 2013, we have supported local women's groups and NGOs in the fight against poverty and domestic violence.


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Water & Sanitation projects, Angola, October 2015

Water & Sanitation projects, Angola,..

3. November 2015
Angola;
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Every third man does not have his own toilet, People in Need is helping to change that.

Every third man does not have his own..

18. November 2014
Afghanistan; Angola; DR Congo; Ethiopia;
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With handful of beans to the fight against undernourishment

With handful of beans to the fight against..

19. November 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

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Malnutrition in Angola

Malnutrition in Angola

4. November 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

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Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition in Angola

Integrated Management of Acute..

23. October 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

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Angola Fighting Child Malnutrition; PIN Volunteers Have Examined 230,000 Children and Treated over 32,000 Malnourished

Angola Fighting Child Malnutrition; PIN..

23. October 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Every third man does not have his own toilet, People in Need is helping to change that.

Every third man does not have his own..

18. November 2014
Afghanistan; Angola; DR Congo; Ethiopia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Angola Fighting Child Malnutrition; PIN Volunteers Have Examined 230,000 Children and Treated over 32,000 Malnourished

Angola Fighting Child Malnutrition; PIN..

23. October 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Water & Sanitation projects, Angola, October 2015

Water & Sanitation projects, Angola,..

3. November 2015
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
With handful of beans to the fight against undernourishment

With handful of beans to the fight against..

19. November 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition in Angola

Integrated Management of Acute..

23. October 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

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Bakery at the Center of Agriculture in Angola

Bakery at the Center of Agriculture in Angola

1. February 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

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PiN Coordinator Klára Jelínková in Angola

PiN Coordinator Klára Jelínková in Angola

20. January 2013
Angola;

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Angola: Agriculture Support

Angola: Agriculture Support

8. August 2012
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

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Malnutrition in Angola

Malnutrition in Angola

4. November 2013
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

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Real Gift - Goats in Angola

Real Gift - Goats in Angola

4. September 2012
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

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