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 Namibian villagers grapple with the worst drought in three decades

OPUWO, Kunene region, Namibia, 7 August 2013 – Kariamakuju Kauta lifts some dry, dusty sand from what was a field of maize and vegetables. She has one week’s supply of maize. She is not sure how she will feed her family after it’s gone.


UNICEF and partners respond as heavy rains displace tens of thousands in Namibia

ONDANGWA, Namibia, 13 April 2011 – A few sunny days offer some respite for citizens reeling from the impact of the worst floods in northern and central Namibia since 2008, and its heaviest recorded rains.

Finding hope after the floods in Namibia

OGWENDIVA TOWN, Namibia, 21 May 2009 – Despite being weary from the intense sun, the children of the Ekeku displaced persons' camp in northern Namibia continue to dance while singing local traditional songs. More than 350 children have been calling this place home for nearly three months now.


Cholera outbreaks raise concern in nine Southern African countries

NEW YORK, USA, 10 March 2009 – With the peak of the rainy season already months past, cholera remains a problem for the governments of nine Southern African countries.


After devastating floods, Namibians fight cholera and wait for a return to normalcy

ENGELA and OSHIKANGO, Namibia, 16 April 2008 – Since February, floodwaters have inundated thousands of square kilometres of rural north-central Namibia. According to the Namibian Government, over 71,000 people have been affected by the floods.


Requesting aid for those who have been displaced by floodwaters in Namibia

ONGWEDIVA, Namibia, 7 April 2008 – Meme Selma, a 65-year-old farmer and mother of seven, is one of about 4,000 people who have been forced from their homes by floods over the last two months.


Extreme flooding causes grave danger

Katimo Mulilo, Caprivi Region, Namibia, Tuesday, 27 April - Namibian officials are caught in a desperate bid to try and save thousands of cattle from near-certain death as the flooded Zambezi River closes in on them, threatening an outbreak of cholera, dysentery and malaria in one of the country’s most populated areas.

When the floods subside, another crisis continues

CAPRIVI, Namibia, 3 May 2004 —The spotlight of international attention shone briefly on Namibia this week when the Zambezi River flooded, displacing thousands of children, women and men from their homes, killing hundreds of cattle and ruining acres of crops. But there is another crisis in the region, far more damaging than the flood disaster—the spread of HIV/AIDS, which in Namibia has left tens of thousands of children without parents.



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