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Namibia - Humanitarian Emergency Assistance to Mitigate Effects of the 2018-2019 drought - Emergency and Special Assistance Grants


From October 2018 to May 2019, Namibia experienced its driest rainfall season in 38 years, resulting in severe drought that has negatively affected many Namibians. The drought has resulted in diminished crop production estimated to be 42 percent below average in many areas and left some 257,383 people without adequate food. The recurrent drought conditions in a country that already suffers from water scarcity has also put the security of water supply for agriculture (crop and livestock), domestic and industrial purposes, in a crisis. In addition, grazing conditions continue to deteriorate in most parts of the country resulting in poor livestock conditions.

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