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Southern Africa: Northern Namibia Withers Under Severe Drought

Environment  (tags: climate-change, drought, starvation, healthconditions, humans, habitat )

- 1648 days ago -
President Hifikepunye Pohamba declared the drought a national emergency on 17 May after an initial assessment found that 331,000 people were in need of food aid. That figure has since climbed to over 460,000 and continues to rise

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Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 9:27 am

. (0)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 9:43 am
Why is it just agencies "campaigning" for water to Namibia? Why hasn't water been flown over there?
Where is their appeal to the world?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 9:58 am
Poor poor animals...where's the help?? Thanks

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 11:26 am
getting hit hard again Jill? I am so sorry :(

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 11:26 am
getting hit hard again Jill? I am so sorry :(

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 11:27 am
getting hit hard again Jill? I am so sorry :(

Mandy A (86)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 12:59 pm
Rox getting virtual attacked again -_- , noted Jill

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:03 pm
Thanks Jill

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:04 pm
Thanks Jill

Alice C (1797)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:50 pm
Thank you

P A (117)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 7:50 am
So awful - wish I could help.

fly bird (26)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:28 am
Thanks. I wonder, if the Clinton Foundation helping with the any relief.
I would like to know, or petitioning them to help, if not.
I heard of the foundation, but don't know what they do. I think they have focused on medical help in Africa, and aids treatment and prevention.

Keep clicking on water for a day

fly bird (26)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:32 am
I wonder if the Clinton Foundation has been helping. I believe they do work in Africa on Aids prevention and treatment.
I would petition the Foundation, if not.
keep clicking on water for a day - may this drought end!

Effie Ligon (57)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:34 am
Thanks for keeping the information flowing.

pam w (139)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:45 am
Oh, dear! I've met some of the Himba people and although their way of life has always been to cope with drought, this sounds horrible. Hoping for the best....

Edo R (71)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 12:31 pm
Thanks for sharing!

David C (153)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 2:22 pm
and we complain in this country about not being able to water our lawns every day....

Henriette M (154)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 5:53 pm
Sadly this is emergency situation for humans as well as animals. Why has the world not stepped in to help. May God send rains to that region & for crops to start growing. Thanks Jill.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:00 am
Sadly noted.

Connie O (44)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:44 pm
thanks for sharing

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:35 am

Ellen G (325)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 5:15 pm
This is terrible. Beyond terrible

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:32 am
If this country put as much effort into helping those who have no water or food as we do rushing into war there would be few suffering from starvation or dying of thirst. Problem is war lines the pockets of the rich and generates more profits where as helping those who have no food are water cost the rich. TY Jill for posting Noted.

Evelyn B (79)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 9:12 pm
Noted Tks. Jill
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