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06 Feb 2018 description
report New Era

Windhoek-Southern Africa is still battling to recover from the 2015/16/ El Niño-induced drought, which by last year had affected about 41 million people across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

06 Feb 2018 description
report New Era

Windhoek-As livestock and crop farmers across Namibia fear another drought, the prospects for rain this week has improved, while the continuation of seasonal rainfall during February will be critical to crop development and production.

According to the UN’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network Report, a weakening of the suppressed convective weather pattern, and a return towards a more seasonably rainfall distribution throughout much of Southern Africa in early February could translate into widespread moderate to locally heavy precipitation over several anomalous dry regions.

26 Jan 2018 description
report New Era

Helvy Shaanika

Ongwediva-Good rains are expected over Southern Africa as from the beginning of February as the disruptive tropical cyclone, Ava, finally clears up from the Mozambican coast.

Initially weather forecasters had predicted normal to above normal rainfall for Namibia and other countries in the SADC region between January and March 2018.

04 Mar 2013 description
report New Era

WINDHOEK – The Namibian fishing industry has united in providing relief aid support to the people of Mozambique after that country recently experienced floods affecting over 1.4 million people. More than 20 fishing companies donated in excess of 38 tonnes of fish and fish products with a combined value of over N$500 000, excluding logistical expenses.

11 Aug 2010 description
report New Era

By Irene Hoaës

WINDHOEK - The number of vulnerable people that need humanitarian assistance in SADC has increased from 3.6 million in 2009 to 4.04 million in 2010.

Namibia is among the eight countries consisting of Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe that require humanitarian assistance.

According to the SADC Director for Food Agriculture and Natural Resources, Magreth Nyirenda, not even during the worst food crises in SADC in 1991/2 had the figures been that high.