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26 Feb 2014 description


  • 32 cases recorded in the capital city, Windhoek, with 2 fatalities, since 5 February, 2014.

  • 7 new cases in Opuwo District, Kunene and 2 cases in Okahandja district, Otjozondjupa, with one fatality.

  • National case fatality rate is 3.5%; Windhoek is 6.3%.

18 Feb 2014 description


• Since November 2013, Namibia has been experiencing a cholera outbreak, which was mainly confined to the northern regions. 518 cases have been recorded nationally with 17 fatalities.

• On 11 February 2014 the first recorded cases of cholera were recorded in the capital, Windhoek, in the Katutura Areas, Khomas Regional Council.

• Fourteen (14) suspected or confirmed cases of cholera in Windhoek, since Tuesday 11th February 2014.

• One death has been recorded in the Katutura area.

24 May 2013 description


  • 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).