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24 May 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES

•Water levels continue to recede and are presently stabilising at 1.06 m = 37 m3/s and some displaced people are beginning to return to their villages.

• The risk of communicable diseases outbreaks remains high due to stagnant water, poor sanitation and inadequate access to potable water.

10 May 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• The United Nations in Namibia continues to support Government’s response to the flood emergency in the affected regions, through the deployment of regional and international surge capacity.

• Water levels continue to recede according to the Hydrological Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry.

• The UN has received US$1.1 from the Central Emergency Revolving Fund (CERF) that will boost government and international humanitarian efforts in Namibia.

04 May 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• The UN is actively supporting Government's response to the flood emergency in northern Namibia.
• Water levels are gradually receding; however, significant humanitarian needs persist.
• A CERF application and Flash Appeal have been completed and submitted.

15 Apr 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES

An estimated 228,500 people have been affected by the flooding in northern Namibia, with 65 people killed and 60,000 people displaced

About 78 relocation centres, some informal, had been established, housing an estimated 15,000 people

A CERF application and Flash Appeal are being prepared to support the flood response

14 Apr 2011 description

(Windhoek, 14 April 2011): The United Nations Country Team in Namibia urgently seeks US$2.3 million to support national efforts to assist around 60,000 people who have been displaced by record flooding in the north of the country.

03 Apr 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES

• Water levels in northern Namibia are significantly higher than they were in 2009, when flooding affected an estimated 350,000 people.

• In the affected regions for which data is available, 20,000 people have been affected (in three regions) and 7,900 people have been displaced (in four regions). However, unconfirmed figures from the National Red Cross Society point to a total of more than 37,600 people displaced.

30 Mar 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- The President of the Republic of Namibia declared a national state of emergency on 29 March 2011 to respond to large-scale flooding in the northern parts of the country. International assistance has been requested.

- Sixty-two people have died due to flooding.

- An estimated 22 health clinics are either under water or inaccessible.

- 163 schools are closed

- A new flood wave in the Cuvelai Basin is expected to hit northern Namibia this weekend, coinciding with predicted heavy rainfall.

27 Mar 2008 description

By United Nations in Namibia

Windhoek, March 2008 - The UN in Namibia is providing ongoing flood emergency support to the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) with an aim to address gaps in responses that cannot be covered from existing resources.