Disasters

Simmering drought can cause food insecurity

1 week ago - 14 January 2020 | Disasters

Yolanda Nel With Southern Africa experiencing a stream of devastating climate shocks in the past year, a total of 45 million people across the region will be severely food insecure from January to March this...

Action needed as millions in Southern Africa face hunger

1 month - 13 December 2019 | Disasters

Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and in the region. Red Cross teams across the region are scaling up their response to emergency and crisis...

Daring to care

1 month - 26 November 2019 | Disasters

In response to government’s state of emergency declaration on the current drought and with no relief for farmers in the short term, Capricorn Group and Capricorn Asset Management followed in the footsteps of the group’s...

Supporting for farmer’s wives

2 months ago - 25 November 2019 | Disasters

The Namibia Drought Relief Project received a donation of 67 gift packs from Bank Windhoek’s Vehicle and Asset Finance (VAF) branch. These gifts will be handed over to farmer’s wives across the country as a...

Windhoekers continue to waste water

2 months ago - 14 November 2019 | Disasters

The City of Windhoek (CoW) once again warned residents that the continuous exceeding of weekly water targets could lead to water rationing.According to the City’s Corporate Communications Officer Lydia Amutenya, NamWater is only able to...

Reho practices rescue reactions

2 months ago - 11 November 2019 | Disasters

Last Friday (8 November) at around 06:30, Rehoboth’s emergency services held a planned emergency simulation that brought to life the scene of a real emergency...

Feeding Gobabis with fish

2 months ago - 31 October 2019 | Disasters

Osona Fishing Company donated food items worth N$101 000 to 125 needy households in Gobabis in the Omaheke Region this week.The donation includes 250 trays...

Another US$1 million for drought relief

3 months ago - 04 October 2019 | Disasters

The United States government has increased its food assistance to Namibia with an additional US$1 million (N$15 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food...

Thousands more in need drought relief

3 months ago - 02 October 2019 | Disasters

Since June this year, government has spent N$131 million on drought relief, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said earlier today.Speaking at a consultative meeting with regional...

Food for Epako elders

3 months ago - 01 October 2019 | Disasters

The High Commissioner of Botswana to Namibia, Claurinah Tshenolo Modise, donated food to the Epako old age home at Gobabis in reaction to the difficulty...

More money for drought relief

4 months ago - 19 September 2019 | Disasters

Contractors and consultants involved with various Roads Authority (RA) construction projects joined hands to donate a combined amount of N$345 000 in a bid to...

No set water targets for Gobabis

4 months ago - 16 September 2019 | Disasters

Gobabis • Elvira HattinghThere are no fixed water targets that residents of Gobabis are required to save at the moment, although underground sources are currently...

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Good possibility for rain

5 months ago - 18 August 2019 | Disasters

Swakopmund • Erwin LeuschnerFor many Namibians, especially farmers, there may be a small glimmer of hope. The strong El Niño phenomenon, which is one of...

Dams at shockingly low levels

5 months ago - 11 August 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Elvira Hattingh Residents of the capital are ­finally taking water savings a little more seriously and managed to save 4% last week.According to...

Dams at critical levels

6 months ago - 14 July 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Elvira Hattingh Dams in Namibia only have 26.7% or 186 820 Mm³ (million cubic meters) of water available, compared to the same time...

New water restrictions in full...

6 months ago - 30 June 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Elvira Hattingh Residents of Windhoek are reminded that starting tomorrow, 1 July, various water restrictions come into effect. This entails that lawns and...

We are running out of...

7 months ago - 23 June 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Elvira Hattingh The date for dams supplying Windhoek to run dry has now advanced with between two and three weeks. The reason for...

More support for Dare to...

7 months ago - 09 June 2019 | Disasters

Given that Namibia continues to be ravaged by drought, Engen earlier this week donated N$1 million to the Dare to Care Foundation to assist the...

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