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Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:41 - Updated Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:41

Draught in Huila Province forces youths to migrate

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Lubango – The draught affecting some municipality of Huíla Province is forcing youths and children to migrate to the big cities, especially to Lubango City, the province’s capital.


The fact was presented Wednesday to ANGOP in the city of Lubango by the provincial director of the National Children Institute (INAC), Abel Joaquim, having stressed that most children are from the municipalities of Cacula, Quipungo and Gambos.

According to the official, the children arrive in Lubango to search for better living conditions, thus, most of them resort to hawking.

The director of INAC urged the residents of Lubango to denounce to the authorities whenever they see cases of exploration and ill-treatment of minors.

About 800,000 people in the province of Huíla are affected by the draught, especially in the district of Matala, Gambos, Quilengues and Cacula, where there has been no rain since December 2012.