In Namibia, a state of emergency due to drought

May 22, 2013. The entire territory of Namibia officially declared area, where a state of emergency. This decision was taken because of the leadership of the country's extreme drought that has engulfed the whole state, which is already located in the desert. Even laid a portion of scarce rainfall was over Namibia this year, so it will retain its status as the dry state in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lack of moisture is already affecting the state of the new harvest, here and there throughout his size decreased by 48%. Particularly affected maize crops — a key crop Namib people. Crops of millet, an important forage crops, have become 41% less yield. For a poor Namibian another drought in the new century can turn the food crisis.

The President promised to prepare for drought-stricken central region of humanitarian aid in the form of bags of maize. In schools throughout the year will operate special support programs on nutrition. In some cases, the salary will be issued partly in the form of food. Namibia also officially asked for help from the international community to support the 300,000 people living in the desert and suffering from drought, 4,000 head of livestock and wildlife.


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