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06 Oct 2017 description
report New Era

Albertina Nakale

Windhoek-There were 7 388 refugees and asylum seekers residing in Namibia – with an estimated 3 400 reported to have since disappeared – leaving 3 988 accounted for by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.
Osire Refugee Settlement once housed more than 20 000 refugees and asylum seekers, but that number fell to less than 4 000 since 2014 after government repatriated all the Angolan nationals back to their country.

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.

26 Mar 2014 description

A decrease in rainfall has been recorded over Southern Africa during the past week.

A favorable start of the March-May season has been observed over the Greater Horn of Africa.

30 Nov 2013 description

Rainfall is erratic and below normal in areas with September/October onset


• The season began in several parts of the region, with below normal rainfall being received in the south-western and north-eastern parts of the region.

• While awaiting the onset of rains expected in November and December, dry conditions from the last two seasons have persisted in parts of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

07 Aug 2013 description

Overview 2012/13 Crop Production Season

• Regional cereal harvest increased by 0.2% from 35.02 million tonnes in 2012 to 35.11 million tonnes in 2013 and is 5% above the five year average;

• Compared to 2012, all countries experienced an increase in cereal production except Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe;

• Production of non-cereal food crops (roots and tuber crops, bananas, plantains and pulses) continue to increase in Angola, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

Key Findings:

01 Jul 2013 description
report CCCM Cluster


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the third edition of the Global CCCM Cluster Newsletter.

This edition provides updates from our field operations and partners and also tracks the progress on our 18 month European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Directorate General (ECHO) funded capacity building project to strengthen CCCM's field response and coordination.

12 Jun 2013 description
report New Era

Story by Alvine Kapitako

WINDHOEK - Namibia continues to receive inflows of new African refugees with 15 to 20 new arrivals recorded monthly, says the Commissioner for Refugees in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Nkrumah Mushelenga.

23 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

LONDON, 23 November 2012 (IRIN) - As M23 rebel fighters marched into Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a small group of people in the UK were watching anxiously to see what would happen next. They had spent the past three years working with coffee growers south of the city to get their goods on the shelves of Sainsbury’s, one of Britain’s biggest supermarkets, as part of a wider initiative to help Africa trade its way out of poverty.

30 Oct 2011 description

Joint Assessment Mission Report on the Refugee Settlement of Osire, Namibia, following the mission that took place in October 2011.

Since 1999 Osire received 23,000 Angolan refugees, and more refugees arrived after. At the moment of the report still remain 6,936 -62 percent from Angola, 29 percent from the Democratic Republic of Congo and 4 percent from Burundi.

28 Jun 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Sarah Crowe

ONDANGWA, Namibia, 28 June, 2007 - When the gates at the border crossing on the Angola-Namibia border open, it's more than trade that can go rushing through.

20 Oct 2003 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 20 October (IRIN) - The situation at the Osire refugee camp in Namibia, the scene of a riot on Friday last week, has returned to normal, the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told IRIN.

30 Jul 2003 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 30 Jul 2003 (IRIN) - The UN refugee agency UNHCR in Namibia has denied press reports that protesting refugees were shot by police in a confrontation over reduced paraffin rations this week.