Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 April 2009

Namibia floods



Namibia floods


WINDHOEK, Namibia, April 10, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

On Namibia, a UN disaster assessment and coordination mission in Namibia has reported that humanitarian needs following the floods there include shelter, water and sanitation, health care and food.  A detailed report of needs per affected region has been presented to the Government and the United Nations country team.


UN agencies have requested the deployment of additional staff to support the flood response effort.  The number of people displaced by the floods has increased to 54,581.  Serious damage to roads and bridges is hampering full access to an estimated total of 344,000 affected people.


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


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