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UA, Red Cross consider Cafu replicable project

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Addis Ababa – The CAFU water project, implemented by the Angolan government as part of the fight against drought in the south of the country, may be replicable on the African continent, said Tuesday the Joint Mission of the African Union (AU) and the I…

Addis Ababa - The CAFU water project, implemented by the Angolan government as part of the fight against drought in the south of the country, may be replicable on the African continent, said Tuesday the Joint Mission of the African Union (AU) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The mission assessed the drought situation in southern Angola at the end of April. The CAFU is the system that transfers water from the Kunene River to the towns of Ombala-Yo-Mungo (Ombadja municipality), Namacunde and Ndombondola to benefit at least 230,000 inhabitants and 255,000 head of cattle.

The information was provided in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by members of the Joint Mission, namely Harsen Nyambe, director for sustainable environment and blue economy, and Gatkuoth Kai Bol Kai, technical coordinator for disaster risk reduction, both from the AU Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment, as well as Itonde Kakoma, head of delegation and permanent representative of the IFRC to the AU and International Organizations.

The members of the mission met with the Angolan ambassador to Ethiopia and permanent representative to the AU and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Francisco José da Cruz, to exchange views on the report of the visit made to Angola at the end of April this year to assess the impact of drought in the provinces of Cunene, Huila and Namibe.

Source: Angola Press News Agency