Food assistance fact sheet-Namibia updated January 30, 2020

Namibia experienced significant rainfall deficits during the 2019 agricultural season, leading to below-average harvests in cereal-producing areas, particularlynorthern Namibia’s Omusati, Oshana, and Oshikoto regions, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports. Between October 2019 and March 2020, approximately 430,000 people—representing 18 percent of Namibia’s total population of 2.4 million people—arelikely facingCrisis (IPC 3) levels of acute food insecurity and require urgent humanitarian assistance, according to the January IPC analysis.