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17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Executive Board approved the Namibia Country Strategic Plan (2017 - 2022). The CSP supports the Government in its drive to meet Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger. The CSP’s aim is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture in Namibia by 2030.

  • WFP and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture conducted training for 70 School Feeding focal points from 35 schools in Khomas region.

Operational Updates

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF provided eight water tanker trucks to the Government of Namibia to support water-stressed communities in seven drought-affected regions. UNICEF also provided 15,000 bednets in support of the malaria outbreak response which has affected more than 11,900 people in the first quarter of 2017.

25 Jul 2017 description
report New Era

Albertina Nakale

Windhoek-Namibians can breathe a collective sigh of relief following major local commercial millers’ guarantee that the situation is under control as there are no major problems experienced so far in importing cereals in Namibia.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry says key local millers have assured the nation that there will be no major price increase in the next few months, except in the event of significant weakening of the South African Rand (to which the Namibian dollar is pegged) against the US dollar.

21 Jul 2017 description
report New Era

Alvine Kapitako

Windhoek-The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) received a N$7.2 million grant from the European Union and the Spanish Red Cross (SRC) to promote renewable energy for climate change mitigation in Namibia.

The NRCS and SRC will be working on a project titled ‘Promoting renewable energy for climate change mitigation initiatives in Namibia.’

The main objective is to promote the use of renewable forms of energy and energy efficient technologies in ten selected rural communities in Kavango East, Kavango West and Zambezi regions.

06 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

GOBABIS, Namibia – Each morning, single mother Elizabeth Kazapua rises at 4:30 to begin her hour-long trek to work at Epako Clinic in Gobabis, Namibia.

There, at the site of a ground-breaking pilot project, she greets and directs visitors, even recognizing some by name. She makes sure that pregnant, seriously ill and elderly visitors are treated first.

“I love it here. Every shift I feel motivated,” Ms. Kazapua said as she directed a young woman to the pharmacy.

03 Jul 2017 description

WINDHOEK - The World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Government of Namibia’s National Planning Commission, has launched its five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP supports the Government in its drive to meet Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger. The aim is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture in Namibia by 2030.

22 Jun 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains during the period of January-March 2017 within the Cuvelai River Basin in Angola and localized rainfalls in Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Omusati resulted in localized flooding in Iishana (shallow flood plains).

14 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 expected to nearly double compared to drought-reduced 2016 output

  • High yields reflect beneficial weather and good access to agricultural inputs

  • Cereal prices fall, while import requirements in 2017/18 forecast to contract on account of production rebound

  • Food security conditions anticipated to improve in 2017/18

Cereal production in 2017 forecast to rebound strongly

05 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • An external review on WFP’s technical assistance on food security to the Government has been finalized. The review analysed the efficiency and effectiveness of WFP technical assistance to food based programmes in areas such as capacity strengthening, disaster risk reduction and resilience building as well as data collection and management.

06 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Namibia has received rain associated with La Niña following four years of drought. However, the heavy rains have caused flooding which has affected 155,924 people, displacing 3,331. The Government of Namibia has responded with shelter and services for the displaced. The caseload of displaced people is expected to increase as river levels continue to rise.

02 May 2017 description

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Commission), through its Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, Persons at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by the HIV / AIDS (the Committee on HIV/AIDS) visited the Republic of Namibia from 24 to 29 April 2017. The delegation consisted of:

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 3 March 2017, Namibia celebrated Africa Day for School Feeding. The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in partnership with WFP and sponsors from the private sector commemorated the day at Hillside Primary School in Goreangab Dam, Windhoek. This day was celebrated to raise awareness of school feeding as an important food safety net for protection against hunger and investment in the education of children.

12 Apr 2017 description
report New Era

By Kuzeeko Tjitemisa

Windhoek-The Directorate of Immigration and Border Control deported 2 600 prohibited immigrants in 2016, Home Affairs and Immigration Minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana announced last week.

Motivating her ministry’s budget in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Iivula-Ithana said the 2016/2017 financial year is expected to launch a new border control management system and will spend resources on change management functional training.

05 Apr 2017 description
report New Era

Onaame-Prospects of a good harvest have disappeared for many subsistence mahangu farmers in various villages in Ohangwena Region as their crops are currently submerged in floodwater.

Crops have turned yellow and villagers whose livelihoods depend on mahangu as a staple food have abandoned their fields, bracing themselves for the hard times ahead. Farmers said the situation does not only threaten their food security, but also affects them emotionally as last year’s harvest was also next to nothing because of the recurring drought.

30 Mar 2017 description

This Operations Update presents the progress on the implementation of the operation to date. This Operations Update is requesting a cost and time frame extension for two additional months (New end date: 31 May 2017) and an additional CHF175,000 from BRCS to enable the National society to finalised its planned cash transfer programming (CTP) for 1100+ households in Opuwo and Epupa constituencies.

30 Mar 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters extent and evolution over Oponono Lake; a large wetland fed by the Culevai Oshana, in Oshana region, Namibia, as observed from the Sentinel-1 images acquired on 14 and 26 March 2017. A decrease of surface water extent was detected in the 26 March 2017 image, : ~17,370 ha of surface water were observed the 14 March 2017 within the lake area and decreased to 15,781 ha the 26 March 2017 corresponding to regression of about 9 %. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

25 Mar 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters extent and evolution over Oponono Lake; a large wetland fed by the Culevai Oshana, in Oshana region, Namibia, as observed from the Sentinel-1 images acquired on 02 and 14 March 2017. An increase of surface water extent was detected in the 14 March 2017 image, particularly in the upstream part of the lake: ~4,130 ha of surface water were observed the 02 March 2017 within the lake area and reached ~10,820 ha the 14 March 2017 corresponding to an evolution of about 160%.