Disasters

12.5m in SADC face hunger

5 days ago - 23 January 2020 | Disasters

The number of food insecure people in southern Africa is projected to peak at 12.5 million through March 2020, an increase of 15% compared to the same time last year.This will be the second highest...

Hardap Dam level drops to 6.4%

6 days ago - 22 January 2020 | Disasters

The Hardap Dam's level has dropped even further since last week. Even though the dam received its first inflow since 2018 last week after some rain fell in the catchment area, the level has decreased...

Poor planning leads to flooding at Ondangwa

1 week ago - 21 January 2020 | Disasters

Ondangwa's Shinime Shiimvula Primary School and nearby houses have been flooded because of poor town planning.The school is situated near a pond and because of uncoordinated housing development, floodwater cannot flow anywhere but into the...

Every drop still counts

1 week ago - 20 January 2020 | Disasters

Windhoekers have failed to achieve the overall water savings target implemented in May last year and the municipality remains gravely concerned about the city's water supply situation for 2020. Based on weekly water...

Irrigation scheme under threat

1 week ago - 16 January 2020 | Disasters

NamWater is planning to cut water supply to the Hardap irrigation scheme by the end of the month because the level of Namibia's second largest dam has declined to 6.6%. The company's acting...

Kunene south farmers concerned about late rains

4 weeks ago - 31 December 2019 | Disasters

Farmers in Kunene south say even the late rains expected to fall in the new year would not be enough to save their livestock and...

Food security continued to weaken in 2019

4 weeks ago - 31 December 2019 | Disasters

Household food security continued to weaken this year, particularly in the rural areas, as most households are reported to have no food reserves left. ...

International drought SOS

1 month - 19 December 2019 | Disasters

A multi-country emergency appeal has been launched which seeks about N$33.4 million to assist drought-stricken communities in the Kunene Region.The appeal is targeting 18 000...

Drought relief gathers steam

1 month - 18 December 2019 | Disasters

Likwaterera village in Kavango East received food assistance from government's drought relief programme recently.Handing over of the food items, executive director in the Office of...

Climatic events hit hard

1 month - 16 December 2019 | Disasters

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has expressed concern about an increase in the number of people affected by severe climatic events such as droughts, floods and...

Dam levels still critical

1 month - 13 December 2019 | Disasters

While several dams have received inflows following good rains over the majority of the country, forecasts indicate that most parts of Namibia can expect only...

Rundu welcomes ACC probe

1 month - 13 December 2019 | Disasters

KENYA KAMBOWE Rundu mayor Isak Kandingu has responded to a letter circulating on social media which alleges that the Rundu town council illegally swapped land...

Disasters

US feeds 350 000

1 month - 13 December 2019 | Disasters

The United States embassy will be providing food to over 350 000 Namibians during the next six months as part of its contribution to eradicating...

Dams empty

1 month - 04 December 2019 | Disasters

Although several parts of the country have started receiving life-saving rains, the average level of Namibia's dams has dropped to below 20%.At the same time...

Omaruru: Destination for the hungriest...

2 months ago - 28 November 2019 | Disasters

One of the dozens of communal farmers who have settled near towns in a desperate bid to keep their emaciated animals alive says his small...

Thousands go hungry

2 months 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...

Food insecurity a 'pressing problem'

2 months 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...

Namibia's 'wasted' children

3 months ago - 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:...

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