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More than 350,000 face hunger in Namibia : PM

2020-02-19 08:51:36

WINDHOEK, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Over 350,000 people are living in hunger in Namibia, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila revealed at the launch of the food assistance donation in the northern town Ondangwa on Monday.

According to the prime minister, the impact of the drought include food shortage, poor grazing, scarcity of water, lost opportunities for jobs and income due to the negative impact on crop harvests and loss of livestock.

She further said that more than 12,000 vulnerable individuals in Namibia were affected.

The prime minister made a calling on regions that are going to benefit from the programme to work together with the implementing bodies to ensure that the support reaches the people it is intended for.

Editor:Jiang Yiwei