Southern Africa: Weekly Report (28 May to 3 June 2013)
The first round of presidential election is currently scheduled to be held on 24 July 2013. No decision yet on whether it will be postponed or not.
On 17 May 2013 the President declared a national drought emergency and called for assistance from international community. An estimated 330,925 people have now been classified as food insecure - 14 percent of Namibia's 2,324 million people (total population)
- South Africa:
In the Western Cape, thousands of people have been affected by driving rains and strong winds. UNHCR expressed concern over the recent spate of violence affecting foreigners, including refugees and asylum-seekers, in Gauteng and Eastern Cape Provinces.
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.