Namibia – Floods Displace Hundreds in the North

Local media in Namibia report that hundreds of people have been displaced or left isolated after flooding in northern areas of the country from 04 March 2020.

Rivers started to rise after a recent period of heavy rain in northern parts of the country and also in neighbouring southern Angola.

Some communities in Kabbe in the Zambezi region have been isolated. Hundreds of people have left their homes and moved to higher ground in Okalongo in Omusati region. Those displaced have been allocated tents for temporary shelter at Onandjaba.

Media also reported classes were suspended in over 100 schools in Oshana, Oshikoto, Omusati and Ohangwena regions due to flooding.

Namibia Meteorological Service has forecast further heavy rain in the north over the coming days.

Meanwhile the drought is continuing to affect huge numbers of people in Kavango East and West Regions. Namibia Red Cross says its emergency drought response will benefit a total of 75,550 individuals reaching 15,110 households in both the Kavango East and West.

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