Namibia – Drought and Flooding (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 April 2013)

Namibia is being affected by a severe drought with below normal rainfall for most parts of the country with the exception of the Caprivi which is suffering from flooding. With about half of the population engaged in subsistence agriculture the effects on livestock and crop production are severe and there are concerns for household food security.

It is expected that the Government will declare a drought emergency.