Deadly flooding in Namibia causes state of emergency

Namibia declares a national state of emergency following deadly floods in the northern parts of the country. At least 62 people have died since January. Julie Walker reports.

Flooding in Namibia

The President of the Republic of Namibia is asking for international help. The main needs are food, shelter and medical supplies. In the Oshana region, an estimated 5,000 people are being housed in relocation sites and UN officials say that number is increasing.

At least 22 health clinics are either under water or inaccessible. The country also needs help for at least 100,000 children who can no longer get to schools that have shut down from the flooding. The situation is expected to get worse as rainfall continues. Julie Walker, United Nations.

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