Namibia: Drought Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 01 (as of 24 May 2013)

from UN Resident Coordinator in Namibia
Published on 24 May 2013


  • On 17 May 2013 the President on Namibia declared a national drought emergency and called for assistance from the international community.

  • An estimated 330,925 people have now been classified as food insecure – 14 per cent of Namibia’s total population of 2.324 million.

  • The Government of Namibia is already responding to the situation, and has announced an emergency allocation N$200 million (US$20.7 million).

  • The UN and partners are in discussions with the Government of Namibia on how it can best support the response.