Namibia’s Worst Drought in 30 Years

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  • Namibia’s Worst Drought in 30 Years
  • Below Average Rainy Season
  • State of Emergency
  • How Does Drought Affect an Agriculture Society?
  • How Many People Are in Danger?
  • Malnutrition Rates Rising
  •  Which Areas Are at Higher Risk?
  • International Response
  • How Are the Funds Allocated?
  • What You Can Do to Help

State of Emergency

President Hifikepunye Pohamba declared a national drought emergency on  May 17, 2013, which allowed the government to provide 500,000 kilograms of maize to each region for two months. The government also allocated 200 million Namibian dollars (US $20.1 million) to relief efforts, as the drought is predicted to last through the next harvest season in March 2014.

(Photo:  REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)

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