UNICEF scales up support to drought-stricken Namibia

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Namibia drought

• Namibia has been hit by the worst drought in 30 years. The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says over 700,000 people including 109,000 children under the age of five are at risk of malnutrition. In response to the crisis, the agency is scaling up its relief assistance, including nutrition, education and infant feeding activities.

Heavy flooding affects over 150,000 people in Sudan: OCHA

Floods in Sudan

• Heavy flooding in Sudan has left thousands of people in need of relief assistance, according to the UN humanitarian agency (OCHA). It says that over 150,000 people have been affected by the floods across nine states in the country. OCHA adds that while it is too early to determine the full extent of the damage caused by the floods, at least 26,000 houses are estimated to have been damaged or destroyed.

New techniques help farmers tackle climate change in Burkina Faso

Sibiri Kebre

• Farmers in Burkina Faso depend on rain-fed agriculture for the livelihoods. However, the weather patterns in the Sahel Region have become unpredictable. To help the farmers adapt to this situation, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has funded projects that provide training in soil and water retention techniques.

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Dianne Penn
Production Assistant:Ezzat El-Ferri
Studio Engineer:Zach Prewitt
Duration:10'00"

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