Otavi residents receive drought relief food parcels


Families residing in the peri-urban areas of Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region were pleased to receive food parcels from the Drought Relief Programme, expressing gratitude for not having to go to bed hungry any longer.

The 2022 Global Hunger Index suggests Namibia suffers from serious hunger levels, with the country ranked 78th out of 116 countries.

The government has made a concerted effort to assist the needy, including through its Drought Relief Programme, which delivered 20 kilogrammes of maize meal, cooking oil, and soya mince to residents of Otavi.

UNFPA and Omaheke leadership hand over food parcels to marginalized communities in Gobabis


UNFPA, the Office of the Governor and the Omaheke Regional Council handed over food parcels to marginalized communities in Gobabis.

This is part of the initiative by Governor Pijoo Nganate to curb malnutrition in the region.

Child malnutrition is linked to poverty, low levels of education and poor access to health services and a recent report by the World Bank estimates that 1,6 million Namibians live in poverty.

Two children died because of malnutrition in Gobabis recently.