Namibia: Food Insecurity Emergency Appeal n° MDRNA009



This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 950,205 to enable the IFRC to support the Namibian Red Cross Society (NRCS) to reach 11,500 drought affected people with a focus on interventions on the sectors of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, food security, nutrition and livelihoods for seven months. The drought is forcing people to use water from unprotected sources and placing them at risk of waterborne diseases. Food insecurity is placing further stress on the affected population, especially for those living with HIV, in a country where the widespread and generalized HIV epidemic (current HIV prevalence rate in Namibia is 14.3 per cent (UNAIDS 2014)) has challenged households trying to generate livelihoods and meet their increased nutritional requirements. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.