Namibia Raises Only Half the Amount Needed for Drought-Affected Communities

31 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

The Namibian government has secured $21.6 million USD to provide food and water supplies to drought-hit communities in the country -- only half the amount needed to mitigate the severe drought’s effects, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said last week.“We managed to raise money from the funding under the Disaster Risk Manangement Unit policies, and also through other government initiatives, but we are below the required amount,” she said.According to Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, drought has affected 729,314 Namibians, most of them in rural areas where food assistance is needed.Namibia is classified as a water-scarce country, and is one of the most arid in Southern Africa...

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