President Hage Geingob has urged government agencies for necessary actions to manage the worst drought in Nambia and declared emergency in the country. Poor rains have affected the livestock and also dried the rivers which further caused the shortage of food.
It is the second worst drought in three years. The intensified drought condition has left 500,000 people without food, though, the sparsely-populated nation is battling with droughts for six years. One person out of 5 is living without enough food supply. Namibian government reserved $40m for purchasing food items and water tanks. The amount also includes the shifting expenditure of cattle’s from and to pastures.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s office has revealed that continued drought has triggered serious food shortages in the region. However, President Geingob has said that less amount of rainfall in the rainy season from January to March, has brought this serious issue. Drought has caused a water shortage in rivers and badly affected the livestock. Namibia is highly mineral-rich South African country. Around 70% of the country’s food also imported from neighboring countries. Moreover, its complex geography has also made it difficult for farmers to grow crops over there.
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