Disasters

Thousands go hungry

5 days ago - 12 November 2019 | Disasters

ILENI NANDJATO Following the deaths of three children from malnutrition at Amarika in the Omusati Region during the past three months, an investigation by Namibian Sun has found that 1 565 children are malnourished in...

Food insecurity a 'pressing problem'

1 week ago - 04 November 2019 | Disasters

Agriculture and food security are the most vulnerable and climate-sensitive sectors in Namibia, with food insecurity also remaining one of the most pressing problems facing the country.This is according to United Nations (UN) World Food...

Namibia's 'wasted' children

1 month - 18 October 2019 | Disasters

The latest State of the World's Children Report says at least one in three children under five suffer from malnutrition in its more visible forms: stunting, wasting and overweight. According to this report, 4%...

Nam dagga trafficking smoked in SA

1 month - 18 October 2019 | Disasters

More than N$5 million worth of dagga that was headed for Namibia was confiscated by the South African Police this week. Four suspects arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle the dagga to Namibia were...

'Serious' hunger levels in Namibia

1 month - 17 October 2019 | Disasters

Faced with one of the worst droughts in a century, Namibia has a serious hunger problem, a global report tracking the state of hunger worldwide has found.In the 2019 Global Hunger Index, Namibia ranks 84th...

Focus on recovery after drought

1 month - 16 October 2019 | Disasters

The recovery from the drought that the country is currently facing was the main focus point at three large conferences held last week to discuss...

Over 60 000 livestock died of starvation

1 month - 04 October 2019 | Disasters

More than 60 000 livestock have succumbed to famine this year, agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb has said.!Naruseb announced the figure during a consultative meeting Prime...

Third of Namibians on drought aid

1 month - 03 October 2019 | Disasters

More than a third of the Namibian population is dependent on drought relief, which has prompted government to extend the state of emergency to March...

Hardap is running dry

1 month - 01 October 2019 | Disasters

Farmers in the Hardap Region have decided to cut back irrigation by 40% to save water in the Hardap Dam, which is now reaching crisis...

Call on govt to transport fodder

1 month - 30 September 2019 | Disasters

Despite various efforts by the government to assist livestock farmers with animal fodder as part of drought relief assistance, some farmers in the Kunene Region...

N$6m for drought relief

1 month - 23 September 2019 | Disasters

The Meat Board of Namibia has donated N$6 million towards drought relief efforts in the country.The money will be used to assist with the marketing...

On their knees

1 month - 23 September 2019 | Disasters

Johanna Ndumba (79), who lives with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Ngaramateya village in the Rundu Urban constituency is pleading for support, as they have...

Disasters

Windhoek's water situation dire

2 months ago - 17 September 2019 | Disasters

The City of Windhoek has issued an urgent warning to residents to reduce their water usage following the failure to meet the water consumption target....

Water crisis: residents respond

2 months ago - 05 September 2019 | Disasters

Over the past two weeks Windhoek residents continued a positive streak of consuming less water than the maximum target but City authorities warned that on...

90 000 livestock perish

2 months ago - 04 September 2019 | Disasters

It is estimated that nearly 90 000 livestock have already died from October 2018 to June this year due to the devastating drought that has...

Namibians dread worsening droughts

2 months ago - 22 August 2019 | Disasters

While Namibia is battling one of its worst droughts in history a mere 38% of Namibians say that droughts in the country have not become...

Save water before summer

3 months ago - 16 August 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek residents managed to meet the municipality's water savings target in July, but need to redouble their efforts as temperatures start rising.The municipality is urging...

39% of Namibians hungry

3 months ago - 15 August 2019 | Disasters

A shocking 39% of Namibians were severely food insecure by 2018, while 821.6 million people worldwide did not have enough food to eat, as hunger...

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