Posted by: africanpressorganization | 31 March 2009

Namibia Floods

 


 

Namibia Floods

 

WINDHOEK, Namibia, March 31, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

 

In Namibia, UN agencies and their humanitarian partners today launched a flash appeal for more than $2.7 million to support and complement the Government’s efforts to respond to the immediate and medium-term needs of up to 350,000 people affected by floods.

 

Since the beginning of 2009, the north-central and north-eastern regions of Namibia have experienced torrential rains, increasing the water levels of some rivers to levels not recorded since 1963.  Over 16 per cent of the population of the country is affected by the flooding and 92 people are estimated to have lost their lives.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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