Disasters

Millions for drought control and water management

1 week ago - 14 June 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia has received more than N$8 million in seed funding for a groundwater management and drought management project in the Omusati and Kunene regions.The 50 000-euro (N$830 000) contribution was made towards the project...

More funding needed to fight locusts

3 weeks ago - 27 May 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMore funding is required to ensure that agricultural livelihoods are safeguarded by ensuring that the outbreak of locusts in Namibia is brought under control before the next planting season.An estimated 300 subsistence farmers have...

Food insecurity at five-year high

1 month - 18 May 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK This is according to the recently-released 2021 Global Report on Food Crises - recently released by an international alliance of the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), governmental and non-governmental agencies.According to...

Epupa constituency still in dire drought situation

1 month - 18 May 2021 | Disasters

NAMPAKHORIXASAn assessment of the drought in the Kunene Region has found that the recent rainfall received there has not made a major impact on the Epupa constituency.Regional council spokesperson Tulimekondjo Pandeni told Nampa that the...

Kunene area a concern for meteorological services

1 month - 27 April 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Kunene Region is highlighted as an area of high concern by the Namibia Meteorological Services, with the region's strong rainfall deficits and sparse vegetation resulting in extremely poor pasture and water resources for...

Katima inferno forensic probe still unfinished

2 months ago - 08 April 2021 | Disasters

Kenya Kambowe RUNDUA forensic investigation into what might have caused a fire that engulfed a multimillion-dollar shopping complex in Katima Mulilo...

Locusts cause havoc in Kavango

3 months ago - 12 March 2021 | Disasters

KENYA KAMBOWEMASHAREMatheus Kasiki, a farmer at Mashare village in Kavango East, says a swarm of locusts destroyed his entire mahangu field last weekend.Kasiki estimates that...

Kunene still in the grip of drought

3 months ago - 10 March 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe hydrological service in the agriculture ministry has warned that contingency planning must be done to help users of the Kunene River.“The Kunene River...

Flood traps disabled pensioner in house

3 months ago - 02 March 2021 | Disasters

Kenya Kambowe SIKONDOAn 83-year-old pensioner living with a disability in Kavango West Region’s Kapako constituency is unable to leave her house after...

Homesteads at Sikondo submerged in rainwater

4 months ago - 02 February 2021 | Disasters

NAMPA RUNDUClose to 80% of the 100 homesteads at Sikondo village in the Kavango West Region are underwater due to heavy...

City receives 42 flooding reports

5 months ago - 18 January 2021 | Disasters

NAMPA WINDHOEK The City of Windhoek has attended to 42 notifications of flooding from various areas of the capital between 30 December...

Regions warned about floods

5 months ago - 15 January 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKContingency planning for flood mitigation and recovery must be activated in the...

Disasters

Opuwo Rural councillor appeals ...

5 months ago - 11 January 2021 | Disasters

NAMPAWINDHOEKOpuwo Rural constituency councillor Uaurikua Kakuva has urged the government to help farmers in his constituency, who he said have lost more than 80% of...

Two people swept away by...

7 months ago - 18 November 2020 | Disasters

NAMPA Police in the Kunene Region have confirmed the disappearance of two people who were trapped in a car that was swept...

Climate change project to benefit...

7 months ago - 10 November 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has launched a climate change resilience project that will directly benefit 60 000 people in Namibia. Shifeta launched...

Without change, more pandemics loom

7 months ago - 05 November 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe risk of pandemics can be significantly lowered by reducing human activities that drive the loss of biodiversity. Future pandemics will emerge more often,...

Action to be taken against...

7 months ago - 04 November 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKCharcoal producers violating new measures to prevent bush fires will face harsher action by the forest directory.The director of forestry,...

Etosha fire under control, no...

7 months ago - 26 October 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The fire that destroyed 2 545 km² of veld in the Etosha National Park has been brought under control...

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