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N$35m pipeline to alleviate water shortage in Zambezi

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New Era

KATIMA MULILO – The completion of the N$35 million Katima Mulilo/Ngoma water pipeline in the Zambezi Region will bring relief for tens of thousands of people.

This was the view of the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa, during a meeting held last Friday with contractors building the pipeline.

The meeting was called to assess the progress of the project.

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Namibia: Drought (MDRNA008) Final report

Appeal history:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 28 June 2013 for CHF 1,390,816 to support the Namibia Red Cross Society`s response towards 55,000 beneficiaries (11,000 households) in four northern regions (Kavango, Ohangwena, Oshikoto and Kunene) severely affected by drought for 12 months.

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 150,000 was allocated from the International Federation’s DREF to support the National Society in its initial response.

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Namibia: Rural Food and Livelihood Vulnerability Forecast (2014)

Key Findings

  • Reduced crop harvest by 20-50%

  • Reduced agricultural Labour employment Opportunities by 40-65%

  • Limited draft power owing to poor livestock conditions(Oxen)

  • Less resilient households due the cumulative impact of floods and drought over the years.

  • Temporary relocation of livestock

  • Increased sale of livestock

  • Increased migration by young people in search of labor in urban areas and mines.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 July - 5 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Bumper mahangu harvest for farmer

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New Era

By Loide Jason

OMAGALANGA – Although farmers in the north last year survived on government drought relief as their main source of food because of recurring droughts, this year some farmers have cause to celebrate good harvests.

One of them is Timoteus Paulus a farmer from Omagalanga Village in Oshikuku Constituency, Omusati Region. He is over the moon with his good mahangu harvest this year compared to the previous three years’ low returns.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

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Maize production doubles after drought

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New Era

WINDHOEK – Last year’s debilitating drought may have left its scars on the Namibian agricultural landscape, but millers have bounced back strongly to post impressive production results.

This is according to the Managing Director of Namib Mills, Ian Collard, on the eve of the milling season that will start at the end of June.

Namibian white maize producers exceeded all expectations with this year’s vastly improved total expected harvest in the so-called Maize Triangle and other productions areas, which ends in July.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 June - 1 July

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Helping tribal groups fight climate change and drought in Namibia

Namibia is the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa and is increasingly suffering from droughts.

The north of the country is home to a number of disparate tribal groups. Some depend on crops for their livelihoods, others on cattle farming.

The Red Cross is working with these communities to help prepare them for natural disasters by providing them with relevant training and cash grants while they recover from the effects of drought.

National state of emergency

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World + 44 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18-24 June

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World + 11 others
CCCM Case Studies vol.1

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CCCM Cluster

Introduction

Context

Camp coordination and camp man agement was defined as a new sector under the Humanitarian Reform process in 2005. Since the CCCM Cluster’s creation, it has been activated in a number of humanitarian crises. The cluster has invested signifcant efforts in emergency responses and has begun working closely with national authorities in disaster and conflict-prone countries to build their capacity to respond to the needs of the displaced. Presently the CCCM Cluster missions are active in 19 countries worldwide.

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World + 38 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 28 May – 03 June

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Angola + 3 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 20 - 26 May 2014

Regional:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Angola + 9 others
Food Security and Nutrition Working Group Update - May 2014

Regional Update (updated 16 of May 2014)

Despite an erratic and delayed start of season, the overall regional perspective reflects that the 2014/15 consumption season in terms of cereals supplies is much better than last year’s with bumper harvests being recorded in Zambia, South Africa and an improvement in Zimbabwe compared to last season.Malawi and Mozambique are expecting good production despite late onset of rains and localized mid-season dryness. Angola and Namibia were more negatively affected by adverse weather conditions during the season.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Namibia 19-May-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

• Expected recovery in cereal production in 2014 following last year’s poor crop

• Large volumes of maize imported in the 2013/14 marketing year (May/April) to compensate for the drought-reduced output in 2013

• Food security conditions expected to improve with new harvest, following the sharp deterioration in the previous year, where approximately 464 000 people were in need of assistance

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Food rations save lives in Namibia

Thirty per cent of families affected by the drought have enough food for only one meal a day and 109,000 children under-five are at risk of severe malnutrition.

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Malawi + 9 others
Southern Africa - Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis, April 2014

To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET uses scenario development. In this methodology, an analyst uses current evidence to develop assumptions about the future and compare their possible effects. The following report outlines assumptions at the regional level. Assumptions are also developed at the country level; these are likely to be more detailed. Together, the regional and national assumptions are the foundation for the integrated analysis reported in FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlooks and Outlook Updates. Learn more about our work here.