Namibia

UNICEF Namibia – Drought Situation Report #5, 10 February 2014

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  • As of 6 February 2014, Kunene Region reported 479 suspected Cholera cases, and 15 deaths (7 facility deaths and 8 community deaths). Case Fatality Rate: 3.3%.

  • Nearly 40% of reported cases were among children below 15 years of age (22% were among under 5 children)

  • WHO, CDC, Namibian Red Cross Society (NRCS) and UNICEF joined hands with MoHSS in Cholera Outbreak Response Team

  • Sporadic Cholera suspected cases reported from Omusati, Oshana and Ohangwena

  • Household food security situation has weakened and fragile in regions as most depleted their last season’s harvest and now dependent on the market and drought relief food.