Namibia

Shun unilateral action, embrace multilateralism, Namibian President urges at UN Assembly

Warning that the world seems to be drifting away from dialogue and towards unilateral action – at great peril to very fundamental tenets of democracy – the President of Namibia called on world leaders, gathered at the United Nations General Assembly, to embrace multilateralism.

Namibia’s abundant wildlife result of conservation efforts

Namibia has an abundance of wildlife and plant species because of its conservation efforts, the Minister of Environment and Tourism has said.

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Worst drought in Namibia in 30 years

Drought-stricken area in Namibia. [Photo adapted from UNIFEED][/caption]Struggling to survive the severe shortage of food and water, people in Namibia’s Kunene region have no choice but to wait out the worst drought in three decades.

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UNICEF helps HIV-positive teens in Namibia realize their dreams

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), East and Southern Africa remains the area most heavily affected by the HIV epidemic.

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Namibia must bridge yawning gaps in inequality, says UN independent human rights expert

Despite its economic and political gains over the past two decades, Namibia still remains beset by “unacceptable” levels of poverty, a United Nations expert warned today, while urging the African country to adopt major structural changes to tackle its levels of inequality.

UN expert calls for greater inclusion of indigenous peoples in Namibia

Indigenous communities in Namibia are demanding greater inclusion in decision-making at all levels, according to the United Nations independent expert on the rights of indigenous people.

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Namibian flood victims receive UN help in health care, kindergartens

Apart from helping the Namibian authorities to train health workers in critical steps to stem cholera outbreaks following widespread flooding, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is now working to provide kindergartens for toddlers in relocation camps.

Namibia: critical funding shortfall threatens to cut off UN food for 90,000 children

Some 90,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Namibia will be deprived of vital food supplies in the second half of December because of a critical shortage of funding, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today.

UNICEF helps Namibia combat first deadly polio outbreak in 10 years

With polio infecting 34 people in Namibia within a two-week period after a 10-year absence, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking urgent funding for a mass vaccination campaign to immunize the entire population of some 1.8 million in the southern African country against the often paralyzing and sometimes fatal disease.

Namibia: UN sends in aid following flooding

The United Nations is helping Namibia recover from flooding when the sluices of a dam fed by eight rivers had to be opened last month to alleviate rising waters, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.