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Rukandema, M., Breen, J., Fanikiso, M. and Sanchis, P.H. 2009. FAO/WFP crop, livestock and food security assessment mission to Namibia, 14 July 2009


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FAO/WFP crop, livestock and food security assessment mission to Namibia, 14 July 2009.

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The northern part of Namibia comprising the regions of Kunene North, Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Kavango and Caprivi experienced excessive rainfall between January and March 2009 which caused severe flooding particularly in low-lying areas as well as prolonged water logging on the uplands. The floods in the flood plains or 'oshanas' caused severe damage to homes and infrastructure, displaced hundreds of families, destroyed food stocks in granaries, and led to major losses of livestock. Among other measures to mitigate the effects of this emergency, the Government of Namibia appealed to the international community for assistance, especially to assess the extent of damage and loss to the economy and to estimate the magnitude of resources required for immediate and medium to long-term recovery. In response, the World Bank jointly with UNDP and WFP fielded a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment team (PDNA), while FAO fielded a Crop, Livestock and Food Supply Assessment Mission to the country with the WFP member from the PDNA mission providing contributions on food insecurity and vulnerability to this Mission. The two missions were closely coordinated to avoid duplication of effort.

Year: 2009

Type: Report

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